'A collection of four fantasy tales in which a boy joins a strange navy in pursuit of video pirates, a neglected princess seeks adventure, an orphaned inventor seeks the perfect parents, and a genius girl faces a sea serpent.' (Libraries Australia)
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'A light-hearted romp through the netherworld of pirate fantasy. Peter is transported into a world of very unusual pirates. Will the Navy be able to help him? How will he get home?' (Source: Libraries Australia.)
'When you're an orphan, new parents are the most important thing in the world. But when Mrs. O'Squealin tries out some parents on Bill the Inventor, he doesn't like what she's found - pirates, a wizard and witch, and even blobby aliens! Bill's inventions are the only thing that might save him from a life of peg-legs, roasted toads or extra tentacles. But will his inventions be enough?' (Source: Libraries Australia.)