It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free and inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea is burdened with worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is English, isolated in this small, foreign village, and in her sadness has retreated even further. Pea tries her best to help, makes Margot behave, brings home yellow flowers, but she can't make Maman happy again. When Pea meets Claude, a man with a dog who seems to love the meadow as she does, she believes that she and Margot have found a friend, and maybe even a new Papa. But why do the villagers view Claude with suspicion and what secret is he keeping in his strange, empty house?I first reacted on the cover. I think it is very pretty and I love the colors. Next I love the synopsis. It sounds very sad but in a way hopeful.This book will not be available until April so I still have to be a bit patient.
UPDATE: Got this tweet from Claire King today with the good news her book will be available earlier.
@_ciska_ Hello Ciska, the UK version of The Night Rainbow is out in just 2 weeks! Orlando edition in spring xx
— Claire King (@ckingwriter) January 30, 2013