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The Jolly Regina

Written by Kara LaReau & illustrated by Jen Hill
Published by Amulet Books
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What's The Jolly Regina About

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In the spirit of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters stars Jaundice and Kale Bland–two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. Instead, they eat tasteless oatmeal, rarely venture into bright sunlight, and read only Dr. Snoote’s Dictionary, because storybooks are just too thrilling. Together, they await the return of their parents, who left for an errand years ago and have never come back. One day, a knock on the door leads to the Bland sisters’ kidnapping by an all-female band of pirates–but this is only the beginning of their escapades. Filled with Roald Dahl-esque humor, hilarious high jinks, and swashbuckling, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina will appeal to middle-grade readers looking for an anything-but-bland adventure.

What Kind of Book is The Jolly Regina

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Potty Humor: There are a few instances of potty language, such as "I nearly soiled me poop deck."
Alcohol: The pirates talk of rum and ale, but girls only drink ginger ale.
Language: The book includes the mention of the crew using "profanities" and "obscenities," but don't use specific language.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The sisters help Fatima stand up for herself and tell the pirates to stop bullying her. How can you stand up for those who are bullied?

  • The Bland girls love words (they even read the dictionary!). What new words did you learn?

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Who Wrote The Jolly Regina

Kara LaReau

Kara LaReau was an editor at Candlewick until she became a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children, including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, and the Geisel Award–winning chapter-book series the Infamous Ratsos. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Who Illustrated The Jolly Regina

Jen Hill

Jen Hill attended RISD and studied under David Macaulay. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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Which type of book do the Bland sisters' love?
  1. An encyclopedia
  2. A dictionary
  3. A textbook
  4. A cookbook
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