The Color Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

The Color Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

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Overview


A child recounts his experience of losing his father to depression in this poignant and beautifully illustrated picture book. The boy's father disappears into a world without color. As the father seeks help, color begins to reappear and with it hope. An ideal book for parents and caregivers to share with children to help them make sense of the devastating effects that depression can cause.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807512739
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 640,163
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Andrew Fusek Peters is an award-winning author who has written extensively for children and young people of all ages. Initially recognized and critically acclaimed as a poet, Andrew has broadened his work to include plays, picture books, and fiction.



Polly Peters is an award-winning author who has written extensively for children and young people of all ages. Initially recognized and critically acclaimed as a poet, Polly has broadened her work to include plays, picture books, and fiction.



Karin Littlewood studied graphic design at Northumbria University, followed by an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she specialized in illustration. She has illustrated over forty children's books published worldwide.


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The Color Thief

A Family's Story of Depression


By Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters, Karin Littlewood

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company

Copyright © 2014 Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-1273-9


CHAPTER 1

My dad's life was full of color. Every day, clouds smiled at him and trees waved hello. We went walking together. We saw green hills snoozing in the afternoon light and bright flowers singing to the sun.

But one day, Dad was full of sadness, all the way to the top. He said his sky had turned gray.

I thought I had done something wrong, but he told me I hadn't.

Soon every day became a sad day for Dad. He only saw the sun sulking, clouds frowning, rain crying. We didn't go walking. We didn't do anything together anymore.

Outside, the trees stood silently, shaking their heads. Dad stayed inside and looked out the window.

He said that if he went out, the lampposts would laugh at him or the streets would call him names.

I thought I had done something wrong, but he told me I hadn't.

He said that all the colors were gone. Someone had stolen them away; just taken them one by one. He said he felt sad and stuck, like a marble in a bottle.


(Continues...)

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