Tashi series by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble (Illustrator) (#1-15)
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Overview: Anna Fienberg grew up in a house filled with books. Her mother was a teacher librarian who relished stories as much as chocolates. ‘On Sunday mornings we’d all lie in bed with our books, lost in magical wardrobes, witches’ spells, genies’ magic… What we were going to read next was just as important in our family as what was for lunch!’ says Anna.
Genre: Children Fiction, Picture Book
In the first book of the much-adored Tashi series, children are introduced to Jack’s extraordinary imaginary friend Tashi, a gnome-like character from a place far away. Brave Tashi tells adventurous tales of being sold to a warlord and escaping on a swan. This little hero has to be clever to outsmart giants, ghosts, demons, and witches that stand in his way. Young readers will be captivated by Tashi’s tall tales of courage and daring.
Tashi and the Giants (#2)
Tashi’s adventures continue in this second book in the series. The stories that Tashi tells to his friend Jack are always filled with anticipation and excitement. This time, Tashi relates encounters with an angry dragon, a vengeful giant, and a lonely bandit’s wife. Tashi must use all of his courage to escape these foes.
Tashi and the Ghosts (#3)
This third installment in the Tashi series is a spooky tale of ghost monsters lurking in the forest. All of the villagers try to come up with ways to scare off the ghosts, but none of them work. Little Tashi, however, has a brilliant solution. Using a naturally occurring eclipse, Tashi tricks the ghosts and scares them off with his ferocious moon-swallowing, red-whiskered dragon-ghost. Young readers will learn to face their fears as they follow Tashi’s adventures through imaginative locales like the Mountain of White Tigers.
Tashi and the Genie (#4)
Adventurous little Tashi is granted three wishes after encountering a sly genie hiding in an old bowl, in this fourth installment of the Tashi series. Both Tashi and his friend Jack are flabbergasted, however, when Tashi’s wishes don’t quite turn out as he hopes, leaving Tashi face to face with the evil warlord he escaped in his very first adventure. This time the warlord has captured children, and in order to rescue them, Tashi needs to stay one step ahead of the villain’s devious plans. Tashi’s cleverness will ultimately triumph, teaching young readers about the advantage of brains over brawn.
Tashi and the Baba Yaga (#5)
The fifth book in the series finds Tashi sharing a wild tale about Baba Yaga, a witch whose house stands on chicken legs and who likes eating children baked in pies. The excitement continues as this little adventurer recounts his daring escape from the wicked Baron, who traps him as a prisoner for the fearsome River Pirate. When Tashi foils the Baron’s evil plan, Jack’s dad is mesmerized by his bravery.
Tashi and the Demons (#6)
Tashi’s wild exploits continue in this sixth installment of the Tashi series when he runs into a couple of nasty demons and must use the secret of the Dragon’s Blood Tree to escape from trouble. Tashi has to battle the River Pirate again to save his village’s magic bell. Young readers will cheer Tashi along as he displays his cleverness and quick-thinking.
Tashi and the Big Stinker (#7)
Tashi’s life is never dull. In the seventh book of the series, Tashi plots with the wife of Chintu the giant to rid the village of his Only Brother—a giant who will eat anything in sight. Unless Tashi can stop him, Only Brother may even eat the villagers. Things go horribly wrong when a stranger appears with a magic flute, but in the face of trouble Tashi acts fast and saves the village from a terrible disaster.
Tashi and the Dancing Shoes (#8)
There’s no stopping Tashi in his new adventure, where Tashi encounters magic shoes and confronts Uncle Tiki Pu’s sneaky plan at the Emperor’s court. Things are looking great again for Tashi until he visits the fortune teller, Luk Ahed, who tells him that his 10th birthday will be his last. The next morning, Tashi prepares a lavish meal for the protector of long life and begins the race against time. As always, young readers will enjoy the exciting details of Tashi’s tale.
Tashi and the Haunted House (#9)
No one has set foot in the haunted house for years, but there’s a light in the window, and Tashi is going in… What will Tashi do when two mysterious strangers want to race him around the village? It takes more than ghosts or demons to scare Tashi.
Tashi and the Royal Tomb (#10)
Tashi is off on his 10th escapade, and as always, his adventure is spooky and exciting. Tashi is nearly buried alive when an ancient burial site is discovered in the village. To make matters worse, the precious book of spells disappears and the villagers won’t be safe until he finds it. It takes all of Tashi’s courage and cleverness to solve the mystery in the king’s chamber of the ancient tomb and save the town. The thrilling adventures of Tashi are perfect for young independent readers.
Tashi Lost in the City (#11)
Adventurous little Tashi braves the perils of the big city when he and Grandma find themselves lost and far from their village in the 11th installment in the well-established Tashi series. Young Tashi fans will cheer for their hero as he takes on a one-eyed kidnapper, bungling brigands, and other perils in the bustling marketplace. Along with the tales of derring-do, Tashi adventures are filled with themes of bravery, ingenuity, and loyalty.
Tashi and the Forbidden Room (#12)
Young readers will cheer Tashi along as he uses his quick wit and keen bravery to drive the villainous monster Bluebeard from the castle and save the village once again.
Tashi and the Stolen Bus (#13)
Tashi’s exciting adventures continue in the 13th book of this captivating series as he must once again use his clever wit and trickery to outsmart harrowing demons. When the demons hijack one of Can-Du’s buses and kidnap his son in the process, Tashi must get behind the wheel to rescue Little Can-Du and catch the thief red-handed. Brave Tashi must pull out all the stops to drive the evil demons from the village and bring Little Can-Du back to safety.
Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster (#14)
The 14th book in the ever-popular Tashi series provides great motivational reading for beginners and ideal read-aloud material for teachers, parents, and librarians. Much-to-Learn has got it wrong again—he’s conjured up a hideous monster that’s bursting out of Wise-as-an-Owl’s garden workshop, threatening the whole village and heading straight for Tashi. But clever Tashi always finds a way, and when he is accused of killing the carp in Soh Meen’s pond, he uses a truth potion to find the real culprit. Lively illustrations throughout enhance the reading experience of this animated and exciting tale of courage and honesty.
Tashi and the Phoenix (#15)
Uncle Tiki Pu is in terrible trouble with the War Lord, and Tashi must rely on the help of a phoenix—by a beautiful creature with eyes of crystal and tail feathers of gold—to save him and his family. Then Princess Sarashina’s sister is told she must marry a man who is sneaky and cruel instead of the good, kind Cha Ming who loves her best of all. How will Tashi persuade the powerful emperor to change his mind? It takes more than courage to deal with warlords and emperors, but Tashi always has a clever idea and something useful in his pocket.