Nutmeg lives a very dull life with her old Uncle Nicodemus and Cousin Nesbitt. They eat nothing but cardboard for breakfast, string for lunch and sawdust for supper. Then one day she meets a genie who gives her a magic wooden spoon which not only conjures up all kinds of delicious food but also transforms the house into a ship, in which Nutmeg and her family sail off to new adventures!
David Lucas grew up in Hackney, East London, and studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in West London. His first book for Andersen Press, Halibut Jackson was published to great acclaim.