Glowrushes (Hardback)
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Glowrushes (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 01/12/2022

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Lyrical, magical, tender and true - Michael Morpurgo

Madurer is the son of a great lord, with untold wealth, but he is also the victim of a mysterious disease that means he cannot be exposed to sunlight or fresh air. He is confined to three windowless rooms inside a palace, but his doting father summons a famous artist to cover the walls of the rooms with paintings showing the world his son cannot experience for real.

As the painter works on his murals, his relationship with the boy begins to deepen until they forge a firm friendship. How can he show this child the beauty of the world with only his paintbrush to work with? Glowrushes is a heartbreakingly beautiful classic of Italian children's literature, published here in English for the first time.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782693819
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I don't think I have read anything like this before - a tale of life, death love and beauty that by the storyteller's art makes those things true, fresh, real and important. I hope this unforgettable story finds all the readers it deserves. - Philip Pullman

This elegant, moving novella is a classic of Italian children's literature, filled with understatedly exquisite, transporting prose. - The Guardian

A touching story of friendship... The perfect stocking-filler for thoughtful children... Beautiful - The Times, Children's Book of the Week

You'll read it really quickly, but it will make you think for a long time...Incredibly beautiful and enchanting - Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Today Programme

As gorgeous as the cover suggests... Extremely gentle and elegant... A beautiful thing - Clémentine Beauvais, author of Piglettes

You see it, feel it, live it as you read. Lyrical, magical, tender and true, and deeply mysterious. - Michael Morpurgo, BookTrust Best Children's Books of the Year

I read this in one sitting as I could not put it down. A wonderful book about parental love, friendship, beauty, life and death. Read this one, you will not be disappointed. - ReadingZone

This modern Italian classic, written as a traditional fable in poetic prose, will transport readers, young and old alike, into an enchanting, magical bygone realm - Words Without Borders Best Books of 2022

Unforgettable and unputdownable. Highly recommended for upper KS2 and KS3 - School Reading List, Children's Book of the Month

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“Breathtaking x”

They need to create some new adjectives in order to describe this book accurately and give it the full appreciation it deserves. This is a story about life and death, beauty and tragedy. A world where a boy is... More

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“Exquisite”

Thanks to Pushkin Press for sending me a proof copy in exchange for an honest review, which you can find below.

I don't tend to read that many children's books, but I absolutely adored this one. It's a... More

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