Tale of a Tail
Margararet Mary, illustrated by Tony Ross
(Orion Children’s Books)
Tom assumes Prodigy Street, where he has moved with his mother, is a rather ordinary street. Little excitement is offered, aside from several cats, including a yowler, and Sarah, a girl from school. When Mr Mirabilis and his dog Najki move into the house with a jungle, events take a peculiar turn. From wishing for excitement, to wishing for better weather, Tom is intrigued and then amazed by what he discovers!
This is a splendid book for all readers. It is approachable, fascinating and truly unique. There is real appeal in the plot and the characters. We are delighted to bring a Margaret Mahy tale/tail to our readers, especially one this classy! We recommend ‘Tale of a Tail‘ to readers aged from 6 or 7 years old.