FIREBIRD is a retelling of the famous Russian folktale where a downtrodden prince saves the magical creature and turns out to be the hero. It's published by Templar in the UK and Candlewick Press
in the US.
Picked by The Bookseller Magazine as a choice of the month, it has now been adopted by many schools as their class read. The Literacy Tree have produced a Curriculum Planning
Sequence for it which you can look at here.