Have you ever heard of Tish?
Tish, who was quick like a mongoose, but lazy like a bear?
Tish, who was heavy like a mammoth, but had a heart like a feather?
Tish, who had small, stumpy wings, and could almost-nearly fly?
Well, now you have.
This is the exquisite tale of an imaginary friend, desperate to be loved and the children whose beliefs make him real – at least for now.
CBCA Honour Award-winning author Edwina Wyatt has created a heart-warming story of friendship, longing and courage. Once you know Tish, you won’t ever forget him.
“Highly recommended. A delightful, bitter-sweet story about the qualities of friendship, of searching, finding, saying goodbye and hello and learning to know oneself.
Stories like Tish are important for children as they talk of the universal need to be loved, the process of trying to adapt, trying to please and the development of confidence in what is important to oneself in a friend. Tish represents unrequited friendship, gentleness, hurt and goodness. A beautiful tale!” – ReadPlus
“A loveable middle-grade fiction about an imaginary friend who is looking to fit in and find his place in the world. A comforting book about friendship, loneliness, freedom and fitting in, especially in our formative years.” – Better Read Than Dead