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Tashi : Book 1 - Anna Fienberg

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Published: 1st July 2006
For Ages: 5+ years old
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The first 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.

'Well, it was like this. Come and I'll tell you about the time I tricked the last dragon of all.'

So says the daring hero, Tashi, in his first book of adventures. Tashi comes from a place very far away. He escaped from a war lord and flew to this country on a swan. He's as brave as he's clever, and he tells the best stories

Tashi books are ideal for young readers, or for reading aloud, and they're loved all over the world.

About the Author

Barbara Fienberg is the coauthor of the Tashi series.

About the Illustrator

Kim Gamble has done splendid illustrations for many of Anna's books, and for books by other authors.

Kim Gamble's gray pencil sketches are simple but evoocative. They augment the sparse information given in the text, but leave the reader space to dream up the fuller picture. As a recent immigrant in a country of settlers, Tashi's situation may be seen as typically Australian, likewise his sassy attitude. This is a highly original, funny and unpredictable series. -- Julia Eccleshare 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

Anna and Barbara Fienberg

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

Visit Anna and Barbara Fienberg's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9781741149654
ISBN-10: 1741149657
Series: TASHI
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5+ years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1