The Tale of Was and Das
The Tale of Was and Das

The Tale of Was and Das tells the hilariously funny story of two friends: an orphan gypsy boy, Was, and his German shepherd, Das. The boy and the dog live at the dumpster halfway between Fartsville and Burptown — an area where, ironically, the people come for fresh air. The dumpster provides the boy and the dog with shelter, toys, and books. The pair fell in love with children’s books, especially picture books about dinosaurs. They decide to use materials from the dumpster to build Thesaurus, the biggest dinosaur in the world. Thesaurus becomes a tourist attraction and brings Fartsvillians and Burptownians together. This children’s book is the only one of the 2GETHER picture book collection that is not illustrated by Marin; Peter Stan, a prolific European illustrator created the entertaining artwork for this title.

Book Details


  • Picture book

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The book, The Tale of Was and Das by Marin Darmonkow and illustrated by Peter Stan, is a story that exemplifies the power of art and friendships. It begins with a boy named Was and his dog named Das.  The boy and his loyal pet live in the junkyard between the rival towns of Fartsville and Burpstown. The junkyard is where they scavenge for the necessities they need as well as the pleasures they love such as toys and books. Was and Das love living in the junkyard.

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