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