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Shadow ISBN: 9780751374353
Munoz, Claudio and Newsome, Jill
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1999
Rosy was a happy little girl until she and her family moved house. In pictures full of dark grays and browns and dim colourwashes, we see Rosy become bad tempered and difficult, hating school, and fearful at night. When she finds a hurt rabbit in the snow one day, she takes it home, and when its leg is better, it follows her everywhere. She calls the rabbit Shadow, and the pictures become full of soft colour as Rosy becomes happier. One day Shadow is lost, and it is only when he is returned by a little girl called Nancy that Rosy finds a human friend to complete her happiness. A lovely, tender story.
Age: 4+