Hiroshi Osada

Every Color of Light: A Book about the Sky – by Hiroshi Osada


Poetic and sparse, a bedtime story told by the elements.

Gentle and lyrical, Every Color of Light is a bedtime story told by the elements.

Every Color of Light opens on a lush, green forest in the rain. Illustrated by the masterful Ryoji Arai, the calm is shattered when the wind picks up and lightning cuts the sky. Yet out of this turbulence, the day blooms bright, the flowers open, and raindrops roll and drip down to the forest floor. The sun sets. The moon rises, and in a pool of water we see its reflection. We go to sleep with the forest, sinking into the pool, into the calm reflection of the moon. Harmonizing our human experience to the natural world, Arai invites the reader to hold imaginative space for our oneness with the natural world.

A Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of 2020; Kirkus Best Book of 2020; Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2020; Best Illustrator Award, 2021 Northern Lights Book Awards

Hardcover, 8.75 x 0.5 x 11.5"; 38 pages

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