Author(s): Anna Fienberg; Barbara Fienberg
Tashi, Jack's extraordinary imaginary friend, is a gnome-like character who comes from a place far away. In this first of a series, Tashi tells of being sold to a warlord and escaping with the help of a swan.
Anna Fienberg and her mother, Barbara, are both storytellers. They write the Tashi stories together, making up all sorts of adventures and tricky creatures for him to face. 'What would Tashi do?' they ask each other when they set up a difficult situation for him. Even though Tashi is small and not very old, he comes up with some cunning plans in tight situations... which just goes to show that if you use your brain you can overcome Wicked Barons and War Lords...Kim Gamble is one of Australia's favourite illustrators for children, and he has created wonderful artwork for many picture books, including There Once was a Boy Called Tashi and Once Tashi Met a Dragon...