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By Eva Ibbotson

Are you courageous sufficient to determine what occurs whilst a spoilt lady is spiteful to an incredible hungry worm?

are you able to endure to observe a (very foolish) boy poke an offended drowsing sea-monster?

Do you dare to find why when you by no means, ever scouse borrow milk from a Frid?*

pay attention: Naughty young ones regularly get their simply deserts . . .

Eva Ibbotson's Let dozing Sea-Monsters Lie includes 5 delightfully humorous cautionary stories, with a foreword through Julia Donaldson, writer of The Gruffalo.

*A dog-munching rock. does not each person recognize that?

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