Monday, 14 April 2014

Fiction Age 8 up

NZ Writer & UK illustrator
Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Tony Ross

Tale of a Tail
Orion 2014  $19.95pb 169pp

ISBN 978 1 4440 1422 8

Themes: Dogs/ Fantasy/ Funny stories/ Magic/ Polish life and culture/ Read aloud stories/ Wishes

With warmth and wit and a large dose of mischief, Margaret Mahy shares with us the story of Tom and Tomasz, boy and man and of Najki a large and happy dog with a magical tail capable of granting wishes. Add the flawless writing of this much-missed and much-appreciated storyteller and the clever drawings of Tony Ross and there is a special book to read and then read again and enjoy even more the second time.

Where, I wonder, has this manuscript been hiding since Margaret died nearly 2 years ago? Are there yet more treasures to be revealed?
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up

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