The Floods (Paperback)


By Colin Thompson

Penguin Random House Australia, 9781864719468, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

List Price: 13.99*
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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 and into the 21st century
What does a country need more than anything to become part of the modern world? Well, it needs a lot of things, including socks, Playstations, genetically modified food, and 73 varieties of sausage—but above all, it needs maps. Winchflat's new wife, Maldegarde Ankle, has been appointed Transylvania Waters's first ever Official Map Maker. What she discovers during her cartographic travels will astound, terrify, amuse, and intrigue. In remote caves she finds ancient fossils with enough DNA for Winchflat to recreate long-dead creatures. And in even more remote caves she will find the original inhabitants of Transylvania Waters—a long-lost race of neolithic accountants.

About the Author

Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel "How to Live Forever "and the CBC Picture Book of the Yearfor "The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley." He is also the author of "The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness "and "Free to a Good Home." He has been short-listed for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. "

Praise For The Floods: Lost

"Its mix of wizardry and wisecracks make it the next best thing to a new Harry Potter book."  — on Good Neighbors

"Crowd pleaser."  —Kirkus Reviews on Good Neighbors