Jacket for 'Arabel and Mortimer Stories'


UK - Puffin

Arabel and Mortimer Stories

By Joan Aiken

Published Jun 2019



There’s a great awful Bird in the fridge!

Arabel has some serious questions about her disaster-prone raven Mortimer.  Why is he picking fights with giraffes?

How did he get trapped inside a floating grand piano?

Are other ravens also able to roller-skate?


Mortimer is a troublemaking bird who an only squawk ‘Nevermore’, but he is also Arabel’s best friend.  She wouldn’t swap him for the world.


Here are six hilarious adventures by much-loved storyteller Joan Aiken and renowned illustrator Quentin Blake.