Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019
First the accident, then the nightmares. The shadowy thief steals all the colours from Izzy’s world leaving her feeling empty and hopeless. Will her new neighbour and a nest full of cygnets save Izzy and solve the mystery of the colour thief? A heartwarming story about families, friendships, school, nature, hope and self-confidence.
‘Ewa Jozefkowicz tackles big themes with sincerity and a keen insight into the pre-teen mindset’
‘A really impressive nuanced debut looking at how to cope with and survive life’
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘Paints a convincing picture of a harrowing time in a young life [while] offering ample humour, hope and optimism’
Book of the Month, BookTrust
Translated from the Spanish by Saul Endor and published in The New York Review Children’s Collection.
A perfect ‘first philosophy’ book for young and curious readers who want to join King Miho in finding the limits of his will and the potential of his imagination.
Raul Nieto Guridi was born in Seville, 1970. See him at work…
Thoroughly deserving of its place in Penguin’s ‘The Originals’ – a collection of books that “did it first”.