How the Finch Got His Colors

How the Finch Got His Colors


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Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray.

The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . . 

. . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will there be any colors left for little Gouldian Finch? He soon learns the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures.

Based on a Belgian folktale, this beautifully told and illustrated tale is a timeless treasure for every collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945547775
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,246,554
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Annemarie Riley Guertin is a newly minted author. Her debut picture book, How the Finch Got His Colors (Familius), flew onto shelves in 2018. She has a second book, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves (Familius), coming out in 2019. Annemarie graduated from Wheelock College and Fitchburg State University, earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in education (summa cum laude). Annemarie is a literacy coach for the Salem Public School district in Salem, MA. She lives in Haverhill, MA, with her husband, Michael, and their two children.

Helena Pérez Garcia is an illustrator who specialises in portraits, editorial, and book illustration. She was born in Spain, where she earned a fine arts degree. She relocated to London in 2012, and after living there for six years, she moved back to Madrid, where she is based now.

Her mysterious and conceptual illustrations, often depicting characters in surreal situations, are rich in detail and color. Her work is inspired by art, literature, and cinema.

She has published two illustrated books in France (Louna au Musée and Bonne Nuit Louna) and among her clients are publishing houses like Penguin Random House, Tate Publishing and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and publications like The Financial Times, Reader's Digest, Il Corriere della Sera, and BuzzFeed.

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