Elisabeth and the Box of Colours - Little Gems (Paperback)
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Elisabeth and the Box of Colours - Little Gems (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 03/02/2022
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Based on the childhood of French portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Woodfine's beautifully handled tale of finding life and colour amidst the darkest of times is a moving, uplifting read.

Elisabeth loves to paint, just like her papa. She spends hours making her own pictures of everything she sees - and the more colourful, the better!

But when she goes away to school, she finds herself in a world of grey: grey buildings, grey uniforms, grey rooms. She misses Papa and all the colours of home. And one winter morning, she gets some terrible news that makes her days darker than ever before. Will Elisabeth be able to find the colour and joy in her life again?

A touching tale about friendship, family and finding joy in the darkest of times. Inspired by the childhood of French portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun.

Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
ISBN: 9781800900868
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 168 x 126 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A small, elegant triumph" -- The Times, Children's Book of the Week


"Woodfine's beautifully handled tale of finding life and colour amidst the darkest of times is a moving, uplifting read" -- Waterstones


"An enchanting and engaging treasure of a story" -- Historian Next Door


"Wonderful on so many levels ... The story covers separation and grief in a gentle, sensitive way and would be perfect for anyone wanting or needing books around these issues. As an educationalist I cannot recommend this book highly enough" -- NetGalley review

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“A colourful treasure of a book.”

The newest addition to Barrington Stoke’s Little Gem series is 'Elisabeth and the Box of Colours' which is written by Katherine Woodfine and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. It tells the imagined childhood of... More

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“Charming”

A wonderful story that introduces historical biography to a younger audience. Based on the life of artist of Elizabeth Louise vigee le brun, it is a story of love, loss, friendship and joy. Many thanks to the... More

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“A charming and delightful story”

It’s not often that I read titles aimed at children lower than Year 3 age, but when this beautiful title from Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems range arrived, I was captivated by its cover and the accompanying press... More

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