Tale of a Tail


Author – Margaret Mahy

Age 6+

Tom is very interested when someone new moves into his street. He soon meets Mr Mirabilis and his friendly dog called Najki. On walks with the dog, strange things begin to happen. When Tom realises it is Najki causing them, he also clicks that it is his own wishes that are happening.

Mr Mirabilis tells Tom to be careful what he wishes for. When Tom’s mum wishes to be outside in the trees with the sparrows instead of doing housework inside – she doesn’t know Najki is under the window and she is suddenly at the top of the tree, with a storm on its way!

Another story from our wonderful Margaret Mahy. Full of magic and surprises.

(Magic, Dog, Animals, NZ Fiction, Being happy with what you have, NZ Fiction)


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