One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

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9780060843199: One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

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.

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"A magical collection… Nix's fertile imagination and storytelling looks set to capture a new generation of fans." Waterstone's Books Quarterly

"A wonderful collection of crazily magic short stories by a truly brilliant author. A totally original book which should have readers clamouring for more." Northern Echo

About the Author:

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

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