A tale of friendship between a girl and her horse and a trip around the world, where the grass isn’t always greener.
Home is the best place on Earth, but an adventure is equally great. Tamlin is a very lucky horse with a great friend, Ruby. One day, a little bird tells Tamlin about the wide world, and he is intrigued. So, he sets off on a whirlwind adventure across the world.
- Picture book tells the story of home vs. adventure, when Tamlin, a horse, travels the wide world a bird tells him about.
- Explores themes of longing and dissatisfaction, friendship and home, and asks if the “grass is greener on the other side”.
- Heartwarming illustrations showcasing actual locations all across the world.
Victoria Byron lives in the UK with her husband and two children. She was an art teacher before obtaining an MA in Children’s Book Illustration and becoming a full-time illustrator. One of Victoria’s earliest memories is looking up into an old apple tree and seeing a face on the markings of a tiny apple. The rest of her childhood was spent outdoors inventing characters from snails, leaves and acorns, which has helped her create children’s stories. Victoria recently had a solo exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, promoting her first children’s picture book Alfie’s Night Out.
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels
Guided Reading Level: K
Grade Level Equivalent: 2
Picture book, Story elements: setting, plot and character development, main character, Tamlin the Horse, figurative language: simile, descriptive language; adjectives, problem and solution, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: identify cause and effect relationships, changes from beginning to end of the story and central idea or themes. Themes: friendship, adventure, there’s no place like home.
Interest Age: 5 to 8 years
Reading Age: 7 to 8 years
RRP: HC: $16.95 · CAN: $22.95
Juvenile Fiction / Interactive Adventures
World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
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