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.