A funny, magical, colourful story collection for young children. The stories are: / Serena and the Sea Serpent -- in which a small girl discovers that being a Penguinmaid is too much fun! / Bill the Inventor -- in which a young orphan discovers that finding ideal parents is very tricky indeed! / Blackbread the Pirate -- in which Peter discovers that the world beneath his feet is fraught with rude rats! / The Princess and the Beastly Beast -- in which Rinda discovers that monsters are not always so terrible on the inside! Garth Nix takes on a younger audience with this collection of magical adventures. His trademark fertile imagination and spellbinding storytelling is sure to capture a whole new generation of fans.
Garth Nix was born in 1963 and grew up in Canberra, Australia. After taking his degree in professional writing from the University of Canberra, he worked in a bookshop and then moved to Sydney. Besides being a full time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant and literary agent. He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books