Rain Before Rainbows (Hardcover)

By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, David Litchfield (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9781536212839, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

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.