Adventures of the Ables is the first book in the Farfinagle Fairy Tales series. A young boy named Jeremy discovers a secret door that opens into a different world. Following a path, he eventually ends up in an establishment called the Farfinagle Inn. The hour grows late and Philligus Twigg, the innkeeper, persuades Jeremy to stay the night. After a communal dinner, several guests gather to share in music and storytelling. An enigmatic traveler named Sirius Pirate begins the session by recounting the adventures of the Able family.