Author(s): Colin Thompson (Illustrator)
"In Transylvania Waters Mordonna and Nerlin should be King and Queen. But there are some seriously nasty characters standing in their way . . . After years on the run, the Floods are coming home. And just in time too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled Transylvania Waters, things there have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for a change, time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But first the Floods have to get rid of the old king . . ."
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).