‘A story of peace that we should all be singing. Wondrous.’ Michael Morpurgo
"Luminous... beautiful... moving" The Guardian
From the creators of Rain Before Rainbows comes a beautiful book that lights a path for all those who dare to dream of peace.
A happy band of friends journey together, but dark clouds threaten their friendship and they lose their way in a story that starts in the safety of the happy and familiar, then goes on to explore the difficulty of discord and hurt; what it means to lose and find peace again; the bravery it takes to be a peace-maker; and the jubilance that peace ushers in. From smiles to small gestures, to natural beauty, we discover that while peace isn’t always easy to find, it makes love and friendship whole.
Smriti Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling children’s author whose books include Rain Before Rainbows, illustrated by David Litchfield, Not That Pet!, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw and Welcome to Your World, illustrated by Jaime Kim. She is published in more than 25 languages. Her stories are always full of heart and speak to the child in all of us. Smriti was BookTrust's Writer in Residence from September 2020 to March 2021. She lives and works in London with her husband and three sons. Find Smriti online at smriti.co.uk, on Twitter as @smritiph and on Instagram as @smriti_halls_author.
David Litchfield started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones "mash up" comics for his brother and sister. Since then, David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and on T-shirts. His first author-illustrator picture book The Bear & the Piano won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. He is the illustrator of Rain Before Rainbows, written by Smriti Halls, and has illustrated picture books for Ross Montgomery, Andy Stanton and Sally Lloyd-Jones, and created book covers for David Almond, Kate DiCamillo, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. David lives with his family in Bedford. Find him online at davidlitchfieldillustration.com, on Twitter as @dc_litchfield and on Instagram as @david_c_litchfield.
When a cheerful group of friends set out on a journey, a fiery argument threatens everything around them – but their determination to make peace welcomes back luminous joy in this beautiful, moving picture book.
This profoundly beautiful picture book highlights the bravery and strength it takes to be a peacemaker and the relief felt by all when peace is restored. A timely and important book.
The glory of nature is brought to the fore in this dazzling picture book about peace, from the creators of Rain Before Rainbows
‘A story of peace that we should all be singing. Wondrous.’
With its combination of striking art and deeply felt words (inspired by Luke 2:14), this book needs to be shared and talked about as widely as possible in many different settings from the family to adult meeting places.
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