HONOUR BOOK 2003: Children's Book of the year Awards (The Children's Book Council of Australia). In the category: 2003 Book of the Year - Younger Readers.
Anna Fienberg is a wonderful storyteller who weaves quirky humour and great charm into her stories which are loved by both children and adults. She has worked as an editor and consultant for a national book club, but now divides her time between writing and mothering. Kim Gamble illustrates with an eye for character and a sense of fun. He and Anna Fienberg have made many marvellous books together, including the Minton and Tashi series. Their books are enduringly popular with children and adults.
'A great, imaginative, funny, entertaining story.'Wendy O'Hanlon, Sunshine Coast Sunday, 7 April 2002'A magnificent book about the swashbuckling life of the sea ... an excellent and captivating story.'Lyndon Riggall, The Examiner(Tasmania), 18 May 2002'This is a very funny story, cleverly told because it is never overdone ... the word play is gentle and subtle ... Another delightful story from one of Australia's top children's authors.'David Beagley, Bendigo Advertiser, 1 June 2002Kept me entertained from the first page' UK School Librarian