The first story about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer. In Arabel's Raven, Mr Jones, while driving his taxi, notives something bedraggled in the road. He stops and discovers an injured raven. He takes it home and his four-year-old daughter Arabel falls in love at first sight. 'His name is Mortimer,' she announces and Mortimer has found a home. A series of thefts and a robber quarrel are only two of the dramas in this delightful tale in which Mortimer and Arabel find their ways straight to the reader's heart.
Joan Aiken is one of the best loved authors of the twentieth century, and has written over a hundred books for young readers and adults.
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"THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE" is celebrating its 50th Anniversary - Look out for the illustrated hardback and a new Vintage Classics paperback. Hailed as "One Genuine Small Masterpiece" by Time magazine when it first came out, the book is still appearing in new translations all over the world - now in Chinese!
Coming in MAY - new editions of one of Joan's most thrilling adventure series - The Felix Trilogy - Go Saddle the Sea, Bridle the Wind & The Teeth of The Gale
Visit "The Wonderful World of Joan Aiken" at www.joanaiken.com for Joan's life story;
You can also see a film of her talking about The Wolves Chronicles, details of all her books and a full Bibliography