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Painting Out the Stars

Written by Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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Painting Out the Stars Synopsis

Three deftly spun, emotionally resonant stories with the feel of time-honoured fables but the freshness of a contemporary voice. When Tashi's mother falls ill and is unable to work, Tashi looks to the monkeys on a Himalayan tea plantation for help... Yazul and his clan, trapped inside their desert fortress by bandits, are saved from starvation by fiercesome dragon kites... Issa, the old mountain guide, has his life turned upside down when he stumbles upon a camel sheltering a baby girl in a desert storm...

Painting Out the Stars Press Reviews

Unusual stories with the feel of traditional tales, beautifully told by this talented husband and wife team. * Carousel *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406324860
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages

About Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow from. One of the world's leading children's book creators, Michael Foreman has won numerous awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award and the Bologna Graphics Prize.

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