Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea is tepid, the oatmeal is tasteless, and the socks are ripe for darning . . . until Aunt Shallot shows up and reveals herself to be anything but the dull relation they were expecting. Instead, she tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she's on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique goes missing, it's up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery-with the help of famous detective Hugo Fromage.
An inventive story in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express , The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express has all the whimsy and humor that readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure will love.
This is Book 2 in the The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters Series. See all The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters books here.
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Kara LaReau was an editor at Candlewick Press prior to becoming a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars. Kara lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and son and their two cats.More about Kara LaReau
Jen Hill is an illustrator and animator and graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration. She has recently illustrated the picture book, The Boy With Pink Hair and her work has received several awards. This is her second picture book for children. Jen lives in Brooklyn, NY. Please visit her at jen-hill.com.More about Jen Hill