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Rain Before Rainbows (Hardcover)
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For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places.
Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun,
night before daybreak—a new day’s begun.
In this heartfelt story about courage, change, and moving on, a girl and her companion fox travel together away from a sorrowful past, through challenging and stormy times, toward color and light and life. Along the way they find friends to guide and support them, and when the new day dawns, it is full of promise. With gorgeous, richly realized illustrations and immense hope at its heart, Rain Before Rainbows holds out a ray of sunshine for anyone looking for light.
About the Author
Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally best-selling children’s author whose books include Welcome to Your World, illustrated by Jaime Kim, and the Publishers Weekly #1 bestseller I Love You Night and Day, illustrated by Alison Brown. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages around the world. Previously, Smriti Prasadam-Halls worked at the BBC and in children’s publishing and television as a writer and editor. She lives in London with her three sons.
David Litchfield started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his older brother and sister. He is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel by G. Neri and War Is Over by David Almond. He lives with his family in Bedford, England.
Inspired by Psalm 30:5, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning,” this British import offers hope and purpose, reminding readers that waiting brings reward and sowing comes before the crop and the flower stem before blossom. . .The poetry of the text builds on the sentiment of the scripture and although it complements the illustrations, it is compelling enough to be read independently. . . An uplifting book with a timeless message—that tomorrow will be better.
—School Library Journal