Miss Tiboni wins award
EMMA Tiboni has been reading since she was four years old, so it isn’t any surprise she’s the winner of this month’s young writers award.
Emma’s winning story was the product of an assessment task her Year 4 teacher had assigned to the class, which was to write an Asian folk tale.
Emma’s story, called The Boy Who Never Listened, was about a young boy named Yon who failed to heed his grandfather’s advice and paid a terrible price for it.
“Usually, a folk tale is meant to teach younger kids a lesson,” Emma said, “I hope they find out that lesson.”
Emma loves writing and her favourite types of books are adventure tales and comedy stories.
She loves children’s author David Williams because his books are “really funny” but she likes lots of different writers in the adventure genre.
As well as writing, Emma loves acrobatics, which she is learning in Gladstone, and she wants to be a criminologist when she grows up because one of her sister’s friends is studying criminology.
She also wants to go to the Olympics for acrobatics, and is hoping it will become an Olympic event by the time she is old enough to participate.
Emma’s mother, Chiara Satta said her daughter had always been a very good reader and writer.
“I remember when she was very young, she showed me (her) masterpieces,” she said.
The Observer congratulates Emma on her award and we hope she keeps writing.
WINNING WRITER: Francesca with her big sister Emma Tiboni, who won a $30 gift voucher as The Observer's young writer for August 2017.