Piccolo is waiting at the dock for his friend Stella to arrive home from her holiday cruise on the glittering Sea Princess. What arrives instead is a smoky, stinky steamer. Piccolo is the only one who can see that the scruffy sailors are actually demons. Even worse, they're heading for the zoo with their cargo of stolen African wildlife. What if they discover the fallen angel Elspeth, imprisoned at the zoo in the form of a baboon? Piccolo has to stop them!
Born in Sydney, Stephen has been illustrating for children since 1974. He has illustrated hundreds of stories and cartoon strips for THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE, as well as many books such as COCKY COLIN (Richard Tulloch) and AUSSIE BITES (Margaret Mahy). He is also the author and illustrator of two picture books, THE OATH OF BAD BROWN BILL in 1978 and EUCALYPTUS CHRISTMAS in 1983. He is currently writing and illustrating more books in the PICCOLO AND ANNABELLE series.