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The Night Rainbow - Claire King
The Night Rainbow
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It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is... show more
It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is English, already isolated in this small, foreign village, and in her compounded grief, she has retreated even further. Pea and Margot stay out of her way and try to make things better, but they can't make Maman happy again. When Pea befriends Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be a new papa. But why do the other villagers view Claude with suspicion, and what secrets does his large empty house hold?Beautifully written, haunting, and full of surprises, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion, and the blessings and perils of imagination.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781608199440 (1608199444)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0 The Night Rainbow: A Novel
This book started off a lot faster than it started off. I think I would have had an easier time believing the story if the author would have made the "child" characters a bit older, but tended to find the story a tad unbelievable.
Wordhorse
Wordhorse rated it
5.0 The Night Rainbow: A Novel
Claire King's debut novel, The Night Rainbow, is a beautiful book. Set in the French countryside, it is a poignant and gripping story written from the point of view of five-year-old girl whose mother is too grief-stricken to properly care for her. Read full review at Wordhorse. http://www.wordhorse....
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 The Night Rainbow
Pea and Margot are lonely. Their beloved Papa has died in a tragic accident, and Maman is exhausted with grief and with the extra exertion that comes in a woman’s final few months of pregnancy. The girls do everything possible to help their mother – stay out of the house, clean up, make meals, and t...
River City Reading
River City Reading rated it
4.0
Writing from the perspective of a child, particularly one so young, without relying on cliche phrases or coming off childish is not an easy task. Claire King does it masterfully. She gives Pea the voice of a well-spoken adult narrator with the perfect quirks of a child. I highlighted this as one of ...
SnugglingontheSofa
SnugglingontheSofa rated it
4.0 The Night Rainbow: A Novel
Just beautiful.
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