The caves under Transylvania Waters are about to be explored for the first time ever. What will the Floods find?
The Floods are back in their rightful place as rulers of Transylvania Waters and there is an enormous amount to do to bring the country out of the Dark Ages. But what does a country need to become part of the modern world? Well, it needs socks, PlayStations and seventy-three varieties of genetically modified sausage, but above all else it needs maps.
Winchflat's new wife, Maldegard, has been appointed Transylvania Waters's first ever Official Map-Maker. What she and Edna Hulbert discover during their travels will astound, terrify, amuse and intrigue you.
About the Author
Born in London in 1942, Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, graphic designer, stage manager and BBC documentary maker. Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin has had more than 40 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, and THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book (released 2008).
* THE FLOODS 8: 'Every chapter is loaded with gross character descriptions and illustrations. Thompson uses witty humour throughout the book. The magic spells are simply hilarious. The real highlights are the footnotes, which offer Thompson's commentary on the main story and his own strange life . . . This book is highly recommended for ages 8 and up.' Oliver Phommavanh, BUZZWORDS
* THE FLOODS 8: 'I would recommend this book to children aged 8 to 12 who enjoy reading fantasy and/or comedy, don't mind being slightly grossed out and have a good sense of humour' William, age 11, YARA website
* THE FLOODS 7: 'This is five-star fun.' Rebecca, age 12, NEWCASTLE HERALD
* THE FLOODS 6: 'The Floods are on their way to becoming a publishing phenomenon . . . For its sly wit and exuberant originality, The Great Outdoors, the latest instalment, deserves to be a bestseller. Any family that has twin boys called Morbid and Silent, who order their steaks "alive" and dig up granny (born in the 1800s) from the garden so she can accompany them on holidays gets my vote.' Rosemary Neill, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.17