Vanishing Colors

In this haunting story, a young girl and her mother take shelter in their roofless house to sleep. The mother tells the story of a large bird that flies from the mountains to protect them.  Dark illustrations show that the city is ravaged by war.  The bird reminds the girl of happy memories and colors that were there before.  The girl and her mother can leave when the girl sees all the colors in the rainbow, which makes a bridge across the sky.  The book ends with the mother and child walking on, holding hands, under a rainbow. They will stay together and help each other. mjw
Title: Vanishing Colors
Author: Constance Orbeck-Nilssen
: Akin Duzakin
: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
: 2019
Original Language
: Norwegian
: Kari Dickson
Original Title
: Fargene som forsvant
Original Publisher
: Vigmostad & Bjorke
Original Copyright
: 2017
: 978-0-8028-5518-3
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 5-9
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Eastern Europe
Author’s ethnicity
: Norwegian
Author’s residence
: Norway
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Turkish-Norwegian
Illustrator’s residence
: Norway
Awards:  2020 USBBY Outstanding International Books List
: Destruction, Emigration and Immigration, Homelessness and poverty, Migration, Parents, Refugees, Social issues

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