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Written by Sharon King-Chai

Illustrated by Sharon King-Chai

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Starbird Review

Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals Traditional Tales

An exquisitely beautiful folk tale about love and freedom

Shortlisted for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021

Starbird is an original fable about love, freedom, and the wisdom of children, who are able to see more clearly than the adults around them, and Sharon King-Chai's intricate illustrations of plants and animals are utterly beautiful.


Starbird Synopsis

Starbird's songs weave the richest dreams and delight all who hear him, but when the Moon King traps him in a cage as gift for his daughter, the colour and life in his voice begin to drip away. While the Moon King is blinded by greed and selfishness, his young daughter can clearly see the injustice and cruelty of his actions.

A heartfelt, lyrical story that shows the importance of standing up for what is right.

Starbird Press Reviews

An original fable illustrated by hugely talented Sharon King-Chai about love, freedom and the wisdom of children -- Urmi Merchant - Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781509899579
Publication date: 17/09/2020
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509899579
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Author: Sharon King-Chai
Illustrator: Sharon King-Chai
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Animals, Traditional Tales

About Sharon King-Chai

Sharon King-Chai is an enormously talented designer, illustrator and writer. Having grown up in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her style and eye for beautiful design to album artwork, book covers, stationery and her own books Lucy Ladybird, Snail Mail and Animalphabet, a collaboration with Julia Donaldson. Sharon has a passion for innovation, and her artwork and clever use of paper cutting and finishes encourage the reader to think differently about the pages they hold in their hands.

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