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Painting out the stars

Painting out the stars

Peet, Mal; Foreman, Michael, 1938-; Graham, Elspeth; Peet, Mal

Three deftly spun tales from distant lands with the essence of traditional fables but the freshness of a contemporary voice

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Walker, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham ; illustrated by Michael Foreman
ISBN: 1406324868, 9781406324860
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 136 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Fiction 7+.; Children's stories, English.; Short stories.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.3
Interest Level: MY
Points: 2
Quiz Number: 220173


  1. The mysterious traveller - Night sky dragons
  2. Cloud monkeys.

Author note

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.

Back cover copy

Three deftly spun, emotionally resonant stories with the feel of time-honoured fables but the freshness of a contemporary voice.