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The Uncanny Express /

by LaReau, Kara [author.]; Hill, Jen [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: LaReau, Kara. Unintentional adventures of the Bland sisters: 2.Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2018.Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781419725685; 1419725688.Subject(s): Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Detective and mystery stories | Sisters -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Railroad trains -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Mystery and detective stories | JUVENILE FICTION -- Mysteries & Detective Stories | JUVENILE FICTION -- Fantasy & Magic | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Siblings | Mystery fiction for children | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Humorous fiction | Juvenile works | Mystery fiction | Humorous fiction | Humorous fictionSummary: When their Aunt Shallot, aka Magique, Queen of Magic, goes missing on the Uncanny Express, Jaundice, Kale, and the famous detective Hugo Frommage seek to solve the mystery and rescue the magician.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.<br> <br> An inventive story in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express , The <br> 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.<br>

When their Aunt Shallot, aka Magique, Queen of Magic, goes missing on the Uncanny Express, Jaundice, Kale, and the famous detective Hugo Frommage seek to solve the mystery and rescue the magician.

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Horn Book Review

Sisters Kale and Jaundice Bland have barely recovered from being kidnapped by pirates when another letter from their parents arrives instructing them to meet long-lost Aunt Shallot at the train station. What follows is a madcap railroad adventure in which the girls are roped into being magician's assistants and junior detectives. Kale and Jaundice are anything but bland in this quirky, fast-paced second volume. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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