Author(s): Anna Fienberg
When techno-genius Jack is bundled off to stay with his distant and daring cousin Tashi, nothing can prepare him for the wild adventures that Tashi has in store for him. With the aid of creature-whisperer Lotus Blossom, no volcano is too high, no giant too tall, and no dragon too fierce!..Everyone likes a good story in Tashi's village. So much so, they are holding a Storytelling Competition and the winner will receive the coveted Golden Jawbone. Who will win the Golden Jawbone this year? Will it be Lotus Blossom and her saga about the giant terrapin? Jack and his visit to the box factory? Or Tashi and his terrifying tale of escaping Baba Yaga?..Giants, ghosts, witches, bandits, demons, dragons ...Tashi, Jack and Lotus Blossom are ready for anything!
When Anna Fienberg was little, her mother, Barbara, read lots of stories to her. At bedtime they would travel to secret places in the world, through books. The Tashi stories began when Barbara was telling Anna how she used to tell whoppers when she was a child. Creative fibs. Tall stories. And kids would crowd around her, dying to hear the latest tale. Together they talked about a character like Barbara - someone who told fantastic stories - and over many cups of tea they cooked up Tashi...As well as having his own series, Tashi appears in two splendid picture books, illustrated by Kim Gamble: There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi and Once Tashi Met a Dragon...Flying Bark has been creating iconic animated children's entertainment since 1968. With the international release of two animated feature films and several television series about to launch, the Flying Bark star is still well and truly rising. Flying Bark is located in Sydney, Australia, nestled in between the hub of Newtown and Sydney University...