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Monday, 26 May 2014

Review: Tale of a Tail by Margaret Mahy

This book is a truly magical Margaret Mahy adventure.
Tom and his mum move into Number 1 Prodigy Street.
"What's a Prodigy?" Tom asks his mum.
"A Prodigy is a magical surprise" his mum told him.

Tom goes on to befriend Sarah from Number Three (who loves cats) and Thomaz Mirabilis with the red cloak and magical dog that move into Number 22. Najki (the dog) has a magical tail that grants wishes. Sometimes this causes problems because of careless wish making.

The three all go on to have adventures including encountering the horrible Cat - Kickers gang.

Najki also narrates portions of the story giving an interesting dog's point of view.

This is a delightful Margaret Mahy story with great black and white illustrations by Tony Ross.

Tale of a Tail is a story for children from the ages of 7 to 10.

Review written by Lynne Wardrop, Gladstone's very own amazing librarian. 

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