The narrator of today’s BTT, for The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones (Viking), really throws down the gauntlet: Mabel’s adventures are almost certainly too exciting, thrilling and terrifying for us. We shouldn’t even watch the trailer. Do you accept this obvious challenge?
“Along with adventurous typography and comically melodramatic line drawings, the narrative is festooned with bold feats, treacherous acts and narrow squeaks as Mabel leads the way to a largely submerged London for climactic battles with foes living and dead,” wrote John Peters in his Booklist review. Let’s hear it for Mabel, a girl who isn’t afraid of anything!