Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie

and Other Cautionary Tales

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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?

About Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Eva's critically acclaimed Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal in 2001. Set in the Amazon, it was written in honour of her deceased husband Alan, a former naturalist. Imaginative and humorous, Eva's books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer. Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on October 20th 2010. Her final book, One Dog and His Boy, was published in May 2011.

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Books by Eva Ibbotson

The Christmas Star
The Christmas Star
Dial a Ghost
Dial a Ghost
The Great Ghost Rescue
The Great Ghost Rescue
The Haunting of Hiram
The Haunting of Hiram
Not Just a Witch
Not Just a Witch
The Ogre of Oglefort
The Ogre of Oglefort
The Morning Gift
The Morning Gift
A Song for Summer
A Song for Summer
Magic Flutes
Magic Flutes
The Secret Countess
The Secret Countess
A Company of Swans
A Company of Swans
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Monster Mission
Monster Mission
The Secret of Platform 13
The Secret of Platform 13
Which Witch?
Which Witch?
A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories
A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories
The Dragonfly Pool
The Dragonfly Pool
Madensky Square
Madensky Square
Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
The Star of Kazan
The Star of Kazan