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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760554750
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 27/12/2017
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: $12.99

It's past midnight when Nicola Berry - leader of the Space Brigade - receives an urgent phone call. Her friend Shimlara from the planet Globagaskar has terrible news. Her mother, father and little brother Squid have been kidnapped!

They are being held captive on the beautiful Planet of Whimsy by scaly invaders from nearby Volcomania.

Now the Space Brigade must go undercover as an Earthling news crew in a daring mission that will test their courage and their imaginations.

Can they rescue Shimlara's family before this wicked war is won?

Author Information

Liane Moriarty had her first story published when she was ten years old. Her mother still thinks it's the best thing she's ever written. Since then she's written seven novels for adults set in the real world, and three books for children set in outer space. Some of her books have been number one best sellers and one has even been made into a TV series.

When she is not writing, she's either eating chocolate, reading in the bath, or standing on the side of the soccer field yelling out helpful advice to her children, even though she actually has no idea how to play.

Nicola Berry and The Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy, the third book in her children's series, was first published in 2009.

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of eight internationally bestselling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number one New York Times bestsellers The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty and most recently Nine Perfect Strangers. Her books have sold over fourteen million copies worldwide, including two million in Australia and New Zealand.

Screen rights have been sold to all of Liane Moriarty's novels. A TV series is in development for Three Wishes, Nicole Kidman has bought the rights to The Last Anniversary, film rights to What Alice Forgot have been pre-empted by Sony TriStar with Jennifer Aniston starring as Alice and Heather Graham will star in an adaptation of The Hypnotist's Love Story.

The Husband's Secret was a number one UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has been translated into over forty languages. CBS Films has acquired the film rights with Blake Lively attached as lead actor and executive producer.

With Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and it has been adapted for television by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon who also star in the series, scripted by David E Kelley. The first season of the HBO series of Big Little Lies was nominated for sixteen, and won five Emmy Awards, including 'Outstanding Limited Series' and 'Outstanding Lead Actress' for Nicole Kidman's role as Celeste.

Truly Madly Guilty also debuted at number one in its first week of publication on the New York Times bestseller list and both Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty were number one bestsellers in Australia. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have also optioned the film rights to Truly Madly Guilty.

Nine Perfect Strangers, also a New York Times Top Ten Bestseller, and also optioned by Nicole Kidman, went straight to no. 1 in Australia and was the highest selling fiction title in 2018, resulting in the third year running that Liane Moriarty was the highest selling fiction author overall.

Liane has also written a children's book series, Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella, Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble and Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy.