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Starlight Grey

A Tale from Russia

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Paperback Chapter Book

ISBN: 9781782858454

Retold by Liz Flanagan
Illustrated by Valeria Docampo


After an old man dies, only his son Ivan keeps vigil. Ivan's reward is the magical stallion Starlight Grey, which he hides from his greedy brothers. When the king challenges the young men of his kingdom to win his daughter’s hand, will Starlight Grey help Ivan succeed? Ride along on this thrilling retelling of a Russian folktale. With ghostly visits, a magical horseback journey, and a tournament to win the princess’ heart, adventure-lovers will be on the edge of their seats. Full-color illustrations keep beginning readers immersed in the action and empower them to grasp more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure.

Key Selling Points:

  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Encourages thoughtful conversations about difficult topics such as death and family conflict.
  • THRILLING ADVENTURE: With ghostly visits, a magical horseback journey across the Russian countryside, and a tournament to win the princess’ heart, Starlight Grey will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
  • ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP: Horse-enthusiasts and animal-lovers will delight in the friendship between Ivan and Starlight Grey.
  • FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Immersive, full-color artwork allows children who are just beginning to enjoy chapter books to grasp more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.13 inches
  • Page Count: 48 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 6-9 years

Awards & Accolades

“A title for confident emerging readers interested in new princess and knight stories” — Kirkus Reviews

About the Contributors

Retold by - Liz Flanagan
Liz Flanagan, PhD, runs a writing and retreat center in West Yorkshire and holds her degree in Creative Writing. She loves spending time outside, exploring the steep hills and woods near her home. When she isn’t telling stories, she often curls up by the fire with a pile of good books.
Illustrated by - Valeria Docampo
Valeria Docampo grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began drawing because she wanted to capture the poetry she saw in the world around her, especially in the faces of children and animals. She graduated the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication and has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Children's Picture Books. Valeria works full-time as a children’s book illustrator who lives in Lyons, France.

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