Mabel Jones is home innocently picking her nose when she makes a decision that will impact her life tremendously. She decides to eat. her. boogers. GROSS! When this deed is witnessed by pirates in another time, it is decided she must be taken aboard the ship. In time, given her craftiness as a hooman, she is selected to retrieve the five pieces of the X so they can open the porthole and she can return home. Only there is more to the story than she is told and not everyone is forthright with their intentions. Mabel is clever, courageous, and resilient. She is an underdog everyone can get behind, including the loris.
Hen and I blew through this book in two days. He loved it and it was a joy to read aloud to him. Definitely one I recommend highly.
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