Author(s): Liane Moriarty
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?
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.