One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

by Garth Nix

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One beastly beast that's more than meets the eye.

Two aliens with slimy tentacles and too many eyes fixed on adopting a human son.

Three inventors and a sea serpent, a princess, an orphanage, and two ships full of pirates.

Four fantastic tales by renowned fantasy author Garth Nix.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781743140765
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the cult favorite teen science fiction novel Shade's Children. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and A Confusion of Princes. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian, and his work has been translated into forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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One Beastly Beast
Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

Chapter One

"Take these videos back to the store, please," said Peter's mom. She took two DVDs out of her shopping bag and handed them to her son. "They have to be back by two o'clock or they cost extra."

"Okay," said Peter. Anything to get away from the boredom of following his mother around. "Which video store, Mom?"

"VideoPleaseMe," said his mom as she locked the car. "Right over there. Then come straight over to the supermarket."

"Yes, Mom," said Peter, rolling his eyes. Anyone would think he was still a little kid, not a fifth grader.

"And no, you can't have any money to rent games for your Xbox," added his mom as Peter opened his mouth.

"Yes, Mom," said Peter.

Peter trudged over to the store, pretending that he was slow-marching in a procession. He held the two DVDs out in front of him like some sort of ceremonial regalia. The sacred videos of the king, he thought, and laughed.

"Make way for the king's videos," he said in a mock-regal voice to no one in particular as he crossed the parking lot.

"King's videos!" said a voice that seemed to come from somewhere ahead of him and somehow down below.

Peter stopped pretending to be the king and looked around to see who was talking. But there was no one around. Just one lady getting into her car. The voice sounded low and gruff. It couldn't have come from her.

"Down here, matey!"

It was louder now. A deep and slightly nasty voice that made Peter think of running away. But he took a quick, deep breath instead . . . and lookeddown.

One Beastly Beast
Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales
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