The Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #2) by Kara LaReau

The Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #2)

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 ...


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TitleThe Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #2)
ISBN9781419725685
Author
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Chapter Books
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Reviews The Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #2)

  • Donald Scott
    2017-11-10
    Having missed out on the Bland Sisters' first adventure, when they were kidnapped by pirates (though I will be seeking it out and reading it, now), I nevertheless was familiar with author Kara LaReau's work, having read and enjoyed The Infamous Ratsos (as well as have an ARC of the Ratsos sequel I need to finish). Here, LaReau channels a really cool combination of Lemony Snicket-meets-Agatha Christie, as Jaundice and Kale Bland are sent a mysteri...
  • Billie
    2017-09-27
    This was delightful. It's full of clever wordplay and quirky characters and a nice, twisty mystery. There are jokes that only adults will get, making this an excellent choice for family read-alouds.
  • Janet Slipak
    2017-11-09
    Available: January 9, 2018My thanks to Netgalley and Abrams Kids, Amulet Books for this ARC to read and give my honest review.DescriptionJaundice 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...
  • Annie
    2017-11-04
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.This is the second book for the Bland Sisters by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Jen Hill. Aimed at middle readers, this clever book is full of wordplay and puns which will also appeal to adults and would make a fine family read-together.The writing is simple and often silly and uses the blandness of the unadventursome sisters (they love to eat cheese sandwiches on dry day old bread with flat soda wh...
  • Martha
    2017-07-12
    The second Bland Sisters tale, The Unintentional Adventures of the Uncanny Express sizzles with clever word play and intrigue. The two placid sisters, Jaundice and Kale prefer nothing better than their predictable existence darning socks and watching the grass grow, or maybe even scrubbing out an especially tough stain for entertainment. Their complacency comes to an end when they receive a message that their Aunt Shallot will be arriving soon. A...
  • Jessi
    2017-12-28
    Jaundice and Kale are (reluctantly) off on another adventure. This time, their (still absent) parents have arranged for the girls to meet their Aunt Shallot at the railroad station. Still recovering from their adventures of the first book, Kale and Jaundice are not ecstatic when the woman who shows up is a magician who immediately whisks them off onto the Uncanny Express. Magique (as she prefers to be called) is trying to break into the mainly ma...
  • Lisa
    2017-10-15
    Awesome reading!I won this on first reads and am so very thankful I did.We are into very many different types of books, due to having different readings preferences, ages, etc. I love books from my age, my children's and the grandchildren. This one falls in between my kids and grandkids. It is one my daughter wanted to read and I had to make her wait for me to finish it. It is one that we can read to the grandchildren now and they will be able to...
  • Lisa
    2017-10-11
    Jaundice and Kale are happiest when they are at home darning socks, tying knots, and cleaning. Their parents, who are off having an adventure, send them to meet their aunt at the train station. When Jaundice and Kale show up, they are whisked of on the Uncanny Express as assistants to a magician, an adventure their parents planned for them. Their adventure soon turns into a mystery. There's a lot of wordplay and Jaundice and Kale's over-the-top d...
  • Amber Webb
    2017-11-01
    LaReau does it again with another series for children to fall in love with. The dichotomy of the Bland sisters and the adventures they have is absolutely wonderful. I couldn't put this mystery down and loved every minute. This is a series that I hope to see many more of and can't wait to share them with students. Kale and Jaundice and certain to become classroom favorites!
  • Victoria Peipert
    2017-10-18
    Love this fun series! A very funny and charming read that can bring smiles to children and adults. Also, it's very well written. The suspense and mystery elements were well incorporated for how short the book was and for the younger age groups that it is written for. I can't wait to see where the author takes this series!
  • Kate Evans
    2017-11-23
    Like Jaundice I love to wear gray. Like Kale I am a cleaning fanatic. I also love train rides before other forms of transportation. Such a fun read! So glad I won this particular book and will be looking forward to the adventures of Jaundice and Kale. Thank you
  • Melanie
    2017-12-28
    Zippy, clever, fun. Kara LaReau does it again! I loved this latest adventure and I know kids will love it too!
  • Sarah Bladecki
    2017-10-18
    Genre: Mystery Grade Level: 3rdOne Unique Feature: At the beginning of each chapter there is a little tip from the book that the main character is reading!
  • Sharon Tyler
    2017-12-22
    The Uncanny Express is the second book in The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters series by Kara LaReau, and is currently scheduled for release on January 9 2018. The first book was The Jolly Regina, and while I almost always recommend reading a series in order, I think newcomers to this series will be able to pick up the story quickly.Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a qu...