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Tale of a Tail

Margaret Mahy, Tony Ross

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Interest age: from c 7 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

A brand new story about a dog with a magical tail by the celebrated and award-winning Margaret Mahy, with illustrations by Tony Ross.

Strange and exciting things are in store when Tom and his mum move to Prodigy Street one ordinary Thursday. There's a man with a magical name, a friendly dog with a powerful, waggy tail, and some remarkable surprises when anyone makes a wish.

Includes more than 50 hilarious black and white illustrations by Tony Ross, who also illustrates Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books and David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

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Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy (Author)
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

Sarah Greig (Illustrator)
An award winning illustrator from Christchurch, New Zealand. Sarah graduated from Canterbury University with a Fine Arts degree in 2001, then embarked on her big O.E. to Europe. Two years quickly turned into twelve after finding work as a shoe and graphic designer for an artisanal shoe brand in Antwerpen, Belgium. She moved back to her hometown of Christchurch in 2014 to start a new adventure...

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