Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie

and Other Cautionary Tales

3.56 based on 16 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com

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?

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
Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
The Star of Kazan
The Star of Kazan
Madensky Square
Madensky Square

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Picador, Pizza & Prosecco event - Hannah Kohler & Lisa Owens

Picador, Pizza & Prosecco event - Hannah Kohler & Lisa Owens

Booka Bookshop

Booka Bookshop
Booka Bookshop 26 - 28 Church St Oswestry, SY11 2SP UNITED KINGDOM

19:00 on 17 May 2016 - 19:00 on 17 May 2016

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Discover great debut fiction and join us for an evening with two of Picador's brightest new writers as Hannah Kohler and Lisa Owens talk about their brilliant and very different debut novels over a glass of Prosecco and a slice or two of pizza. " " " "Hannah Kohler is the author of The Outside Lands, a story of people caught in the slipstream of history. With masterful and deeply imagined storytelling, Kohler takes us from 1960's California to Vietnam at the height of the conflict, focussing on how we struggle in the face of loss to build our world and how easily it can all be swept away. This powerful debut captures what it means to live through historic times and announces her as a remarkable new literary talent. " " " "In Not Working by Lisa Owens, Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her own fell apart. Funny, sharp, tender and brilliantly observed, Not Working is the story of a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways, and a novel that voices the questions we've all been asking ourselves but never dared to say out loud. " " " "We are delighted to bring two such talented debut authors to Oswestry for what should be a great event.

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Picador, Pizza & Prosecco - Hannah Kohler & Lisa Owens

Picador, Pizza & Prosecco - Hannah Kohler & Lisa Owens

Vicar's Pele

Vicar's Pele
Market Pl Corbridge, NE45 5DW UNITED KINGDOM

19:00 on 19 May 2016 - 19:00 on 19 May 2016

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Join us for Pizza and Prosecco and to hear from two exciting new debut authors from Picador. " " " "Hannah Kohler is the author of The Outside Lands, a story of people caught in the slipstream of history. With masterful and deeply imagined storytelling, Kohler takes us from 1960's California to Vietnam at the height of the conflict, focussing on how we struggle in the face of loss to build our world and how easily it can all be swept away. This powerful debut captures what it means to live through historic times and announces her as a remarkable new literary talent. " " " "In Not Working by Lisa Owens, Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her own fell apart. Funny, sharp, tender and brilliantly observed, Not Working is the story of a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways, and a novel that voices the questions we've all been asking ourselves but never dared to say out loud.

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The Bookish Supper Salon with Lisa Owens

The Bookish Supper Salon with Lisa Owens

Regency Town House

Regency Town House
Brunswick Square Hove, UNITED KINGDOM

18:30 on 15 June 2016 - 18:30 on 15 June 2016

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Lisa Owens will be reading from her hilarious debut novel 'Not Working' over dinner at the monthly Bookish Supper Salon.

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