A charming final novel from a beloved writer.
When a gentle family of yetis is forced out of their Himalayan paradise by tourism, it's the beginning of an unforgettable road trip adventure. Joined by siblings Con and Ellen, as well as a good-natured truck driver, the yetis travel across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe in search of a new home. They perform a mountain rescue in the Alps and interrupt a bullfight in Spain. When finally they make their way to an ancestral estate in England, they believe they've found their new paradise. What they've actually found is the playground of big-game hunters. Hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen.
Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it's a generous last gift to her many devoted fans.