Saturday, October 12, 2013


Author: Stephan J. Myers
Release Date: June 1, 2013
Publisher: Hershey Reese & Myers
Edition: paperback, 36 pages
Genre: children's books, illustrated books, fairy tale
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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"A children's Halloween tale with witches, lanterns, broomsticks and spells!"

Blurb - The colour of magic continues to light up the dreams of children everywhere with The Colour Blue and Halloween will never again be the same! A boy turned to straw, a witch with the bluest eyes you have ever seen, a dancing skeleton and of course Loss as she continues her wondrous adventures.

"Write the tale of all you see for there is magic about on All Hallows Eve.
With these words she said goodbye and upon her broomstick I saw her fly.
Laughing aloud as she flew by the moon, she cast a spell that changed that room.
Spiders spinning webs of red, black bats flying about my head.
The pumpkin grew legs and danced about, the skeleton shook and was heard to shout.
Whatever you promise be sure to do and write what you see in the colour blue!"

My review - In The Colour Blue, Stephan J. Myers continues his distinctive tradition of enchanting rhymes and heartwarming illustrations (read my review of The Colour Red), bringing together the magical atmosphere of the spookiest time of the year with thoughtful insights on a timeless lesson for children: 

"It was then Loss knew there were rules unspoken: that promises made must never be broken."

Myers' fairy tale is a rhapsody of colors, musicality and clever rhyming - a Halloween treat for children and grown-ups who haven't forgotten how to open their hearts to the magic of dreams. Each picture, with its vivid colors and soft lines, is a narrative statement of its brilliant it should be framed!

***Review copy graciously offered by the author in return of an unbiased and honest opinion


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this review Mina. We now have another little gem to add to our library.