Painting Out the Stars
|Author:||Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham|
This title includes 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...This title features three charming tales from an award-winning author and illustrator.
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.