Books by Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg is the author of more than 20 children's books, including the Tashi series, the Minton series, and The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived.


HORRENDO'S CURSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just a sketch of the earlier plotline remains, but the pictures make the action easy to follow, and the theme is as sweet as Horrendo's delectable French toast. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
A lad bearing the "curse" of unfailing politeness wages peace in this graphic version of a 2002 novel. Read full book review >
TASHI AND THE PHOENIX by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Look no further for a different type of first chapter book. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Tashi is the star of a long-running series from Australia (Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
MINTON GOES! by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Jolly good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A chapter book series in the fine tradition of Frog and Toad. Read full book review >
NUMBER 8 by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The suspense builds toward a gripping climax, followed by a gratifying rock-and-roll wrap-up. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Excellent characterization and a touching friendship mark this appealing Australian thriller. Read full book review >
THERE ONCE WAS A BOY CALLED TASHI by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"There's a whole series, though, so more is sure to come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Australia, this import introduces Tashi and his family, who live in a vaguely Asian landscape, with elements of Near Eastern and Western naming and imagery. Read full book review >
HORRENDO’S CURSE by Anna Fienberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"The occasional illustrations are oddly dim, but provide appropriate caricatures. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this agenda-heavy but comic tale, a lad brings peace between a pirate crew and the town it terrorizes by combining culinary wizardry and an inability to say anything that's not nice. Read full book review >
THE WITCH IN THE LAKE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fienberg's Borrowed Light (2000). (Fiction. 11-13)"
A gripping climax takes far too long to arrive in this glacial tale of young love and wizardry in 16th-century Italy. Read full book review >
BORROWED LIGHT by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Slow-moving but eventually powerful, this is a meditation for more intellectually inclined young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In lyrical prose Fienberg documents the inner contemplations of a shy Australian girl, Callisto, during her turbulent 16th year. Read full book review >
THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Small, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and b&w illustrations. Read full book review >