Book Description

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.

The Author-illustrator

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

Educational Descriptions

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

ISBN: 978-1-76036-084-9

Format: Hardcover

Juvenile Fiction / Interactive Adventures

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Author:
Victoria Byron
Illustrator:
Victoria Byron
Format:
Hardcover
Size:
11.2 inches in H · 8.3 inches in W · 40 pages
Categories:
Release Date:
November 2020
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