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The Dark and the Light

The Dark and the Light

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In the land of darkness lives a shaggy but lovable creature.

He is pining away because he has lost his home and has lived in the dark ever since. One day, the shaggy creature is overcome with curiosity and ventures out to the edge of the darkness. There, bathed in sunlight and bright colors, lives a very different and gentle creature.

The two inhabitants of these different world become friends, and with his new friend, the shaggy creature overcomes his loss and finds his way back to the world of color.

A quietly poetic story, told by Kerstin Hau, which gives hope and courage in difficult times. With contrasting imagery by Julie Völk, this book shows that life can be light, colorful, black, grey, and everything in between.

Author: Kerstin Hau
Publisher: Northsouth Books
Published: 09/03/2019
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.97lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780735843851

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019
School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 98
Publishers Weekly 09/16/2019

About the Author
German author Kerstin Hau has devoted herself mainly to writing for children and adults, and she hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of young and old and enrich their lives.

Julie Völk lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Her pictures tell stories about growing up, strange meetings and unusual aspects of life, and her clear, delicate style combines realism with fantasy, which gives her illustrations a highly original atmosphere. In 2018, she was named an IBBY Honored Illustrator.
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