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.
Shortlisted for KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards): Younger Readers 2011 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Children's Illustrated Work or Picture Book 2008.
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.