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East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Series: Young Reading Series 2
By Zanna Davidson

Hardback with ribbon marker

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The Norwegian folk tale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. A young girl sets out with a great white bear on a journey to the ends of the earth. She visits enchanted castles, rides the wind and battles with a troll queen – all for the sake of true love. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746096307
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Petra Brown

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Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

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“East of the Sun West of Moon”
I liked it because it had a big adventure in it. My favourite character was Asta because she was the one who had to travel East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
“east of the sun west of the moon”
East of the Sun West of the Moon is a really good book because I liked the description of the story and how the story went and a prince that was a bear by day and man by night. Has a great imagination writing it and how that prince had to marry a troll queen.

Resources for this book

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.