The Color of the Night: A Children's Book Inspired by Paul Gauguin
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Binding: Cloth Text
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.50" long x 0.25" tall
Set in a Tahitian village very much like the ones Gauguin painted, this beautifully illustrated book draws on the figures in Gauguin's painting Arearea, or "Happiness"--two women, a red dog, and a large stone idol--to weave a simple but profound tale. Vahine-Noa, queen of daylight, lives for happiness and color while her sister, Vahine Po, queen of the night, lives for her dreams, darkness, and silence. Bringing these two women together is a young boy, Tevai, and his dog, who undergo a magical experience that unites their village and helps them understand the importance of being true to your feelings. Throughout the story, Vanessa Hié's gorgeous illustrations recall Gauguin's colorful, More...
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