The Night Rainbow
Publish date: February 14th 2013
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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.
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....
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...
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 ...
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