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The sixth book in the Tashi series of daring adventures and tall tales about magic, courage and the triumph of brains over brawn. Created by the much loved, multi-award winning author/illustrator team of Anna and Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble.
'The demon's dagger teeth glinted. "I'm going to tie you up and tip these spiders over you."'
Spiders and snakes and rats? The slippery demons are going to make Tashi talk...and there's more trouble for Tashi when the fierce River Pirate returns without a warning.
Tashi's life is one big adventure. Read all about him in the other Tashi books.
About The Authors
Anna Fienberg is the author of many popular and award-winning books for children of all ages. Her mother, Barbara Fienberg, an ex-librarian, is chief plot-deviser for the Tashi books.
About the illustrator
Kim Gamble has done splendid illustrations for many of Anna's books, and for books by other authors.
ISBN: 9781741149708 ISBN-10: 1741149703 Series: TASHI Audience:
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old For Grades: 2 - 3 Format:
Number Of Pages: 64 Published: July 2006 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 6 Edition Type: New edition
Anna Fienberg grew up in a house filled with books. Her mother was a teacher librarian who relished stories as much as chocolates. 'On Sunday mornings we'd all lie in bed with our books, lost in magical wardrobes, witches’ spells, genies’ magic… What we were going to read next was just as important in our family as what was for lunch!' says Anna.
Anna started writing stories when she was eight, but never imagined being an author. She studied psychology, fascinated by the dark world of dreams. She gave up counselling after an unfortunate incident with an enraged man and a chair (he missed!), began writing and scored the best job in the world. 'Working for School Magazine was a treat,' Anna says. 'I couldn't believe you could get paid for sitting back comfortably in your chair, cappuccino in hand, reading over a thousand books a year. Heaven!' Of course, as an editor she also had to write reviews and articles, stories and plays. One of those stories for School Magazine later became her first book.
'Tashi began as a conversation with my mother. She was telling me how, when she was a child, she used to tell whoppers. Creative fibs. Tall stories. And the kids would crowd around, dying to hear the latest tale. We began talking about a character like her - a character who told fantastic stories - and over many cups of tea we cooked up Tashi’ - Anna Fienberg