The Kingdom of Beautiful Colours: A Picture Book for Children
Once upon a time, a wonderful rainbow shone brightly over the Kingdom of Beautiful Colors, telling the king and his children that all is well. The yellow cornfields were full of grain to feed the people, lush green meadows nourished the animals, and blue forests were abundant with lumber to build homes and fires.
Before the king begins a long journey, he entrusts each of his children with a part of the kingdom—each with its own rainbow—so they will learn to rule the land with wisdom and care.
Three of the siblings work hard for their parts of the kingdom and keep their rainbows bright, but the youngest prince quickly tires of his responsibilities. When a cunning imp offers to do his work for him, the lazy prince foolishly trusts him and agrees.
Will the young prince learn the value of hard work and discover that shortcuts have consequences? Or will his rainbow be forever diminished?
The Kingdom of Beautiful Colours is a heartwarming, inspiring picture book adaptation of the much-loved tale from master storyteller Isabel Wyatt, accompanied by soft, ethereal watercolor illustrations by Waldorf artist and teacher Sara Parrilli.
About the Author
Isabel Wyatt (1901-1992) was born in England and spent many years teaching young children. Until her retirement in 1965, she was codirector of studies at Hawkwood College, Gloucestershire. She wrote numerous books for children.
Sara Parrilli is an artist and Waldorf teacher living in New York State. She holds a BA in Fashion Design, from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and trained in anthroposophically-based painting for two years at the Free Columbia Art Course in Philmont, NY. She completed her Waldorf teacher training at the Alkion Center and is currently working at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, in Ghent, NY.