Tales of Sasha 1 (Paperback)
The Big Secret
little bee books, 9781499803891, 112pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
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Sasha has always felt a little bit different from the other horses in her home of Verdant Valley. She loves running and jumping and the feeling of being in the air, and she longs to explore the forest beyond her valley.
One day during class, the white patch on Sasha's back gives her an itching feeling that makes her want to soar, and she leaps over a big rock. When she lands, she realizes that her patch is sparkling! But what does it mean? Find out in the first book of this magical new series!
About the Author
Paco Sordo is a comic artist, animator, storyboarder, and background artist based in Spain. He has done work for advertising, magazines, newspapers, and TV--including Nickelodeon. Visit him online at pacosordo.com.
Praise For Tales of Sasha 1: The Big Secret…
— Kirkus Reviews
This first book in the Tales of Sasha series focuses on a horse who doesn't fit in with her fellow equines. Sasha loves to run and longs to explore beyond the confines of Verdant Valley. Her displacement begins to make more sense after her parents reveal that they originally found her during a rainstorm-and after she sprouts giant wings from her back. Smoothly incorporated into each page, Sordo's black-and-white artwork (not all seen by PW) has a fresh, cartoony look that feels squarely aimed at fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The story's straightforward language is well-crafted for beginning readers, and what the story lacks in humor it makes up for with adventure, particularly during Sasha's accidental plunge off a mountain when her wings make their first appearance. Available simultaneously: <i>Journey Beyond the Trees.</i> Ages 6-8. Illustrator's agency: Advocate Art. (Jan.)
— Publishers Weekly