The Jolly Regina

The Jolly Regina

This new series features the blandest sisters who ever embarked on a rollicking, swashbuckling, and entirely unintentional adventureIn the spirit of A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters will captivate middle-grade readers looking for humor, hijinks, and a swashbuckling good ti...

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Title:The Jolly Regina
Author:Kara LaReau
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Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:176 pages

The Jolly Regina Reviews

  • Melanie
    Jan 12, 2017

    Funny and smart, this book makes kids feel like they're in on the joke. I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to see what unintentional adventures Jaundice and Kale have next!

  • EmmaB
    Jul 23, 2016

    This book made me giggle. I'm guessing Ms. LaReau makes this into a series of some sort, but for now I'm going to enjoy thinking about the Bland sisters, reveling in eating oatmeal and watching grass grow, while occasionally thoughts of Capt Ann Tennille's piracy, Fatima's sea shanties, and books from the library of Port Innastorm creep into their dreams.

  • Meg
    Dec 12, 2016

    This was a great book for younger (and young at heart) readers. The descriptions and whimsy that went into this book were very enjoyable.

    *Received through Goodreads Giveaways*

  • Kid Lit Reviews
    Jan 04, 2017

    Jaundice and Kale Bland live alone, taking care of each other and their home. They darn socks to pay the bills and spend free time reading from the strange dictionary—

    —Kale carries everywhere. Day-to-day life in Dullsville never changes for these sisters, except for the day, several years ago, when their parents left and have yet to return. And then one day the doorbell rings. Who is it? “It’s a surprise,” the voice calls out. Who can resis

    Jaundice and Kale Bland live alone, taking care of each other and their home. They darn socks to pay the bills and spend free time reading from the strange dictionary—

    —Kale carries everywhere. Day-to-day life in Dullsville never changes for these sisters, except for the day, several years ago, when their parents left and have yet to return. And then one day the doorbell rings. Who is it? “It’s a surprise,” the voice calls out. Who can resist a surprise? That was the day the sisters met their first pirate.

    is a new middle grade trilogy. With its short chapters and fun, fast and rakish dialogue, this series is a good choice for reluctant readers. Each chapter starts with a defined word from Kale’s dictionary. It is only fitting since the girls . . .

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  • Debbi Florence
    Jan 07, 2017

    Jaundice and Kale Bland are sisters who live in Dullsville darning socks, watching the grass grow, and eating cheese sandwiches. They enjoy these things quite a bit, despite not knowing where their parents had disappeared off to for years. But one day, they are kidnapped by a band of female pirates and forced on an adventure that leads them to search for their missing parents. Full of great wit and humor, this story will enchant readers. And they will fall in love with Jaundice and Kale. I can’t

    Jaundice and Kale Bland are sisters who live in Dullsville darning socks, watching the grass grow, and eating cheese sandwiches. They enjoy these things quite a bit, despite not knowing where their parents had disappeared off to for years. But one day, they are kidnapped by a band of female pirates and forced on an adventure that leads them to search for their missing parents. Full of great wit and humor, this story will enchant readers. And they will fall in love with Jaundice and Kale. I can’t wait for the next book!

  • Julia
    Feb 28, 2017

    This was fun and quick to read.

  • Michelle
    Jan 26, 2017

    A quick read, even for kids. The fun of this book lies not in plot or character development but in silliness and "inside" jokes or plays on words and stereotypes. I'm hoping Katya will enjoy reading about these sisters and their all-female pirate adventure.

  • LisaSunshineGirl
    Feb 03, 2017

    Two sisters, who strive to avoid excitement at all costs while patiently awaiting the return of their long-lost parents, are kidnapped by a gang of pirates. If you like Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and/or The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, this series is for you.

  • Karen W
    Feb 05, 2017

    Really enjoyed this tale of the dullest sisters in the world becoming unwitting participants in the adventures of a pirate ship. The characters experience growth, but remain steadfast to their true selves. Plus, Bartleby reference at the end!

  • Muzima
    Feb 05, 2017

    There are many characters in the story and those of them through a series of stories with two girls. Jaundice and Kale Bland are sisters who are waiting their lost parents. There are also inside information to imply, and some joke, stereotypes. It is good to read for children, full of curious and adventure which try to catch reader's eyes