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.
Shortlisted for Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Children's Short Fiction 2007.
'...highly imaginative tales with fable-like conundrums. Kim Gamble's black and white drawings are detailed, sweet and help move the story along nicely.'Sunday Age, 8/7/07
Anna Fienberg is the author of many popular and award-winning books for children of all ages, and has picture books, junior fiction and teenage fiction to her credit. She has worked as an editor and consultant for a national book club, and also writes in collaboration with her mother, Barbara Fienberg. Kim Gamble is one of Australia's leading illustrators for children. Barbara Fienberg writes the Tashi stories in collaboration with her daughter Anna Fienberg.