About the book: Princess Opal lives on the Island of Ashes, where everything is grey and nothing ever changes. One day a stranger is washed up and begins to make changes much to the dismay of the King. Wendell Lightfoot’s magical ability to bring colour to the island enchants and delights Princess Opal but will her father be able to open his heart to something new?
Reasons for selection: Grey Island Red Boat has the feel of a classic traditional tale told with rich language and atmospheric illustrations. The short chapters are perfect for readers in year two who are gaining fluency and reading stamina. The cast of characters including a princess and a king will feel familiar but challenge stereotypes. The theme of how outsiders are welcomed or not to a new community has relevance to society today.
About Take One Book: The books in the Take One Book collection can be used in conjunction with the Take One Book website, or independently. Take One Book is Just Imagine’s programme for teaching reading and English using high quality literature. You can find further information and free exemplar units on the Take One Book website takeonebook.org
If your school would prefer to be invoiced for this purchase, please select 'invoice' at checkout.
Free delivery on orders over £100 to UK and free delivery on orders over £200 to Republic of Ireland. For carriage to all other destinations, please email us for a quotation firstname.lastname@example.org