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A new series from Sally Morgan (bestselling author of My Place) and her children, full of imagination, mischief and adventure – the perfect mix for boys aged 7 to 9.

A new series from Sally Morgan (bestselling author of My Place) and her children, full of imagination, mischief and adventure – the perfect mix for boys aged 7 to 9.

Curly gets in trouble enough already, but when the monster in the cupboard turns out to be a mischievous little creature called a Fent, Curly is about to find out where the trouble really starts!

Adults can't see the Fent, so when the Fent tickles Curly in the car until he shrieks, and farts in the classroom, and eats Curly's dad's new invention, there's no one to blame but Curly. So unfair! But there's worse to come. Curly lives next door to the school bully – and Billy can see the Fent too. Billy wants the Fent for himself. Can Curly save the Fent from Billy and get him home to his family?


Throughout the book there are genuine moments of laugh-out-loud humour that boys will love. Sentences are short and easy to manage, perfect for 7 to 9 years olds . . . Highly recommended.

Aleesah Darlison, Buzz Words

A breathless read that keeps the reader's attention to the very end . . . With an ear from authentic dialogue the story is a real delight for the younger reader. Funny, sad, mysterious and magical this chapter book has all the right ingredients to make it a must read.

Reading Time

Based in reality with a touch of fantasy, Sally and the kids conceived the book to entice reluctant readers and appeal to children, especially boys seven to nine, who have reading difficulties. The team says they worked hard to keep the language accessible for struggling readers while maintaining a rollicking narrative.

Koori Mail

It is a story that should appeal to students who have a good imagination and who have developed independent reading skills. The themes of family relationships, coping with bullies and friendship are subtle and are sure to be enjoyed.


Shortlisted, Best Children's Illustrated Book 2008

Aurealis Awards

Well-known Aboriginal author Sally Morgan teams with her three adult children to write a humourous fantasy to amuse disenchanted young readers. The book contains easy text and great illustrations from Aboriginal artist Adam Hill. Great fun from a dedicated family of the Palkyu people from the Pilbara, hopefully with more adventures to follow.

Illawarra Mercury

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 1, 2008

    Random House Australia Children's

    130 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    August 31, 2011

    Random House Australia

    130 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Sally Morgan

We All Sleep
I Love Me
Dream Little One, Dream
Sister Heart
Dan's Grandpa
Remembered By Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing
Just a Little Brown Dog
In Your Dreams
My Country
Life After Death
The Magic Fair
Curly Saves Grandma's House
My Psychic Life
Heartsick for Country: Stories of Love, spirit and creation
Speaking From the Heart
Arthur Corunna's Story: My Place for Young Readers
Sally's Story: My Place for Young Readers
Mother & Daughter: My Place for Young Readers
My Place


La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Love, Simon
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Twelve Nights
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Kissing Booth
George's Marvellous Medicine
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Pippa's Island 4: Camp Castaway
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
You Choose AFL: Footy Fever
The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Fish In A Tree