Are you brave enough to find out what happens when a spoilt girl is spiteful to a giant hungry worm?
Can you bear to watch a (very silly) boy poke an angry sleeping sea-monster?
Do you dare to discover why should you never, ever steal milk from a Frid?*
Beware: Naughty children always get their just deserts . . .
Eva Ibbotson's Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie contains five delightfully funny cautionary tales, with a foreword by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo.
*A dog-munching rock. Doesn't everyone know that?EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning|EU Toy Safety Directive - Carries minimum age warning
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Journey to the River Sea won the Nestle Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch? and The Great Ghost Rescue. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.