Miss Ti­boni wins award

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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.

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