Elisabeth and the Box of Colours

Katherine Woodfine, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
AUD $12.99

Painting brings joy in a moment of grief in this moving and ultimately uplifting story inspired by the life of French portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun.

Elisabeth loves to paint, just like her papa. She spends hours making her own pictures of everything she sees - and the more colourful, the better!

But when she goes away to school, she finds herself in a world of grey: grey buildings, grey uniforms, grey rooms. She misses Papa and all the colours of home. And one winter morning, she gets some terrible news that makes her days darker than ever before. Will Elisabeth be able to find the colour in her life again?

A touching tale about friendship, family and finding joy in the darkest of times. Inspired by the life of French portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun.

Author bio:

Katherine Woodfine is the bestselling author of several books for children including the Sinclair's Mysteries series and the Taylor and Rose Secret Agents series. Katherine has been nominated for several prestigious awards including the Branford Boase Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal. In 2017 Katherine was selected as one of the Aarhus 39.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781800900868
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: March 2022
Page Extent: 104
Format: Paperback
Subject: Young adult fiction