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.
“Imaginative and tender, with a happy, hopeful conclusion. ” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
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.
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
World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
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