Thursday, January 20, 2022

Elisabeth and the Box of Colours by Katherine Woodfine


Elisabeth liked to draw like her father.  She loved his work and started coloring her own.  Then she got old enough to go to school.  It was clear across town and she stayed in a dorm there.  Everything was grey...

Barrington Stoke and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on February 3rd.

Her father sent her with a book she could draw in and crayons to use while drawing.  Her mother sent her with pretty colorful clothes.  The teacher confiscated all of that and Elizabeth was almost as grey as her surroundings.  And then her father died...

One thing the teacher didn't expect was that the other students found her things she could continue to draw with.  She made drawings of their relatives, their homes and even their pets.  She also had a habit of drawing in her textbooks.

One day she finds her crayons in her desk.  She brightens up her picture of her father and life wasn't so grey.

This is a story based on facts.  It's about a real painter and her life.  I'm just glad the teacher mellowed out somewhat and let her draw.

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