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  • Title: The Night Rainbow
  • Author: ClaireKing
  • ISBN: 9781408841846
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Under the sweltering heat of the summer sun, five year old Pea and her vivid imagination run wild in the meadows behind her home on the edge of a small village in Southern France.Pea s father died in an accident, and now she only has her little sister, Margot, for company Their mother is too sad to take care of them she left her happiness in the hospital last year, aUnder the sweltering heat of the summer sun, five year old Pea and her vivid imagination run wild in the meadows behind her home on the edge of a small village in Southern France.Pea s father died in an accident, and now she only has her little sister, Margot, for company Their mother is too sad to take care of them she left her happiness in the hospital last year, along with the first baby.Overwhelmed by grief, isolated from the other villagers, and pregnant again, Maman has withdrawn to a place where Pea cannot reach her, no matter how hard she tries.When Pea meets Claude, a neighbour who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be their new papa But the villagers view their friendship with suspicion What secret is Claude keeping in his strange, empty house
    The Night Rainbow Under the sweltering heat of the summer sun five year old Pea and her vivid imagination run wild in the meadows behind her home on the edge of a small village in Southern France Pea s father died in

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    1. I put down my copy of The Night Rainbow a few days ago and it is still tugging at my heartstrings Tugging because inside its pages I met a child whose voice, whose world, whose entire existence was so utterly perfectly realised.We met in southern France in a blisteringly hot summer when Pea short for Peony was just five and a half years old She spent that summer outside, running wild in the country and in her own imagination, with her little sister, Margot, in tow.Maman stayed inside She was hea [...]

    2. No rating causes me as much consternation and angst as the three star rating In my time on , I ve used it to mean everything from this was a great concept something I was really looking forward to, but the execution was quite poor to this was a really good book, but it just lacked something wasn t essentially my kind of thing The Night Rainbow is another should have been 3 and a half but I can t quite bring myself to give it 4 Claire King s debut is a thoroughly charming tale, full of atmosphere [...]

    3. A rather charming debut novel that deals with death and childhood sensitively and believably I will look for from this author.

    4. Maman The word seems to come out of me all on its own I think it s strange my mouth would do that The rest of my head knows she s never there This was something i never read before I came across this book at a Bookconvention and thought that it would be fun to read from a little girls perspective Well Pea, short for Peony, is the most smart and beautiful little five year old i have ever read about We meet Pea in a very troubling time in her life Her mother is depressed, because of the los of her [...]

    5. A touching story of sadness , loss , death and grief see through the eyes of five year old Pea will at times break your heart This is A beautifully written story of how Pea copes with her life and ultimately how kindness eases the pain.

    6. At five and a half, Pea understands that sometimes babies don t come home from the hospital, fathers die, and mothers need a lot of rest if they are pregnant again so Pea makes her own food, tries to tidy the house to cheer up Maman, and takes four year old Margot to play and eat peaches in the meadow It s the kind of story that makes you want to adopt the main character to jump through the pages, run in, and make it all right but we can only watch as Pea tries to mend her family.This is the voi [...]

    7. Claire King s debut novel is an absolute delight with a narrator who will grab your heartstrings and never let go Set in Southern France, during a blistering hot summer, this is the story of five year old Pea aka Peony aka Pivoine and her younger sister Margot Their mother has retreated into herself following a miscarriage and the later death of their Papa Maman is heavily pregnant again but Pea and Margot are left to their own devices, wandering the countryside where they meet up with Claude, a [...]

    8. This book made me laugh and cry, something which rarely happens for me the writing is lyrical and beautiful, the story is all embracing impossible to put down, and the twists are subtle and satisfying Pea, the central character is someone i won t forget in a long, long time.

    9. It s hard to put into words just how good this book is I normally read crime and psychological thrillers, so it was refreshing to look at another genre for a change In a nutshell it is about how a little girl copes with her mother heavily pregnant and barely capable of scraping a meal together and an absent deceased father It takes place during a hot summer in rural France and follows Pea as she explores her world, tries to make sense of what is happening and struggles to look after herself.The [...]

    10. The story is told through the character of Pea aged five and a half Writing in a child s voice gives a different perspective but brings with it potential difficulties for the reader It needs to be credible enough for the reader to recognise the child within yet have sufficient depth of language to tell the story and maintain interest Room by Emma Donoghue is one of my favourite books but the first half of the book is much stronger and the child s voice becomes less convincing as the story reache [...]

    11. You should be careful with opening doors to secrets, says Claude Sometimes secrets are secrets because that s the best way The Night Rainbow , follows Pea and her little sister, Margot as they spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house But Pea starts to worry, because recently her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby Pea s mother is English so she is already isolated in this small French village and begins to retreat even furthe [...]

    12. I can t say I ve read any books written from the perspective of a child as young as Five and a half The Night Rainbow by Claire King provides us with the voice of Pea who lives in the south of France with her younger sister Margot, and her mother Pea is tasked with helping her mother feel happier after having lost her husband and child in the same year and with helping her sister Margot create new games for them to play in their expansive fields Pea and Margot are definitely independant, fun lov [...]

    13. First of all let me just say this book made me feel all the feels The Night Rainbow is a beautifully written book about 5 year old Pea and her Maman Mother After the death of her new born baby and her husband Joanna is in a serious depression, neglecting her daughter and spending all of her time in bed Pea and Margot look after themselves, spending their days out in the meadow and in the beautiful French countryside Maman does not feed them properly or bathe them and they are basically left to f [...]

    14. Telling a story, especially an adult story, from the point of view of a child is a very difficult thing to get right Among authors who have been successful in achieving this are Emma Donoghue in Room, John Boyne in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and John Harding in Florence Giles With the publication of The Night Rainbow, Claire King joins their ranks.Pea and her sister Margot live with their English mother in the south of France Their French father died a few months previously and maman, heavil [...]

    15. This is an amazing, must read book It s not my usual genre which is romance, which I read like crack But it is sooooo beautiful I read this for a real life book group I am part of and I m so glad my friend picked this as it s very different to anything I ve read in a long time.It is told from five year old Pea s pov and her voice is very strong and real If you ve ever been lonely or unhappy as a child Pea will take you right back there to those feelings This book broke my heart but it also put i [...]

    16. I picked The Night Rainbow up from the library on my way out of town without a clue about the subject or author, solely on the recommendation of a relative who wanted to discuss it when our vacations at the same cottage overlapped this summer I read this through in one day, beginning to end It has short chapters, which made it easy to put down when I needed to see to dinner or tuck my daughter into bed The short chapters also made it easy to sneak one in while tending a pot on the stove or waiti [...]

    17. This is a haunting story, narrated by a little girl whose pregnant, recently widowed mother is lost in grief Unique and intense in a quiet way, The Night Rainbow transports the reader back to the thought processes and perceptions of a young child You see the world through her eyes I suspect it takes a talented writer to do this, and Claire King has succeeded beautifully A few colorful characters lend warmth and some humor a welcome relief to the underlying loneliness Parts are funny, and parts m [...]

    18. Een ontroerend en tegelijk grappig boek dat je helemaal in het zuiden van Frankrijk doet wanen Ik hou sowieso van boeken die geschreven zijn vanuit het perspectief van een kind zonder dat het kinderachtig is De meeste auteurs kunnen dat best goed, maar de vertelstijl in dit boek was zo overtuigend en zo cht dat ik er nu van uit ga dat er ergens in een klein dorpje in Zuid Frankrijk meisje rondloopt dat Pea heet Een aanrader.

    19. Claire King s debut novel, The Night Rainbow, is a beautiful book Set in the French countryside, it is a poignant and gripping story written from the point of view of five year old girl whose mother is too grief stricken to properly care for her Read full review at Wordhorse wordhorse review the

    20. The Night Rainbow, Claire King s debut novel, has been highly praised by such firmly established novelists as Joanne Harris and Maggie O Farrell It has been promised that the book is an unforgettable novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion and the dangers of an overactive imagination.The Night Rainbow is told from the first person perspective of five year old Peony, called by the affectionate nickname of Pea Pea lives on the edge of a small village in the South of France, alon [...]

    21. This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une AventureMy opinion This is really a sweet and moving story, some parts are a little sad but as a whole it s really a great tales about the children s resources and their view of the world It s was quite magical and I could not avoid to tear a little from time to time especially since I understood early the double meaning but it s not a book you want to give up once started You get quickly fond of Pea and you want to see her get her hap [...]

    22. This is one of those books that should have been an extremely upsetting and difficult book to read due to the subject matter a mother is engulfed in grief after the loss of a baby and her husband in an accident but this book becomes extremely poignant, magical and heartwarming due to the story being told from the perspective by the daughter Pea Her innocence and imagination as a 5 year old girl who just wants to make her Maman smile and have happy days is beautifully expressed and has you laughi [...]

    23. The Night Rainbow is a wonderfully involving novel that transports the reader to, not only the meadows of France, but also a life of isolation Everything about Claire King s debut is questioning and desolate The reader is left constantly pondering nuances of the melancholy world and the characters Each member of the cast is a portrait of sadness They each hold their burdens, none so than the central character, Pea.Claire writes about the missing piece of people s lives with a sharp accuracy It [...]

    24. A lovely book that s well written In points quite moving as well, and sometimes it has something special about it, but not always To me it also felt like the middle part was a bit long and the ending a bit short, but otherwise a good read.

    25. Feel good roman met een ondertoon van het werkelijke leven In prachtige po tische zinnen wordt het leven op het platteland in Frankrijk beschreven De zon brand op je huid, de stof komt van de paden, de velden vol met bloemen Dit boek is de debuut roman van Claire King, die na haar studie economie aan Cambridge en twintig jaar in het bedrijfsleven heeft gewerkt Daarnaast is een bekroond schrijfster van korte verhalen Momenteel woont ze in Zuid Frankrijk, in de Langedoc Ruissillon met haar man en [...]

    26. Pea and Margot are lonely Their beloved Papa has died in a tragic accident, and Maman is exhausted with grief and with the extra exertion that comes in a woman s final few months of pregnancy The girls do everything possible to help their mother stay out of the house, clean up, make meals, and take care of themselves while Maman sleeps but her despair seems to grow Rescue from their own growing despondency comes in the form of a mysterious man He looks scary but is not and soon provides them the [...]

    27. You can t mend everything that gets broken Its one of the best birthday present I could ever ask for Some books make your heart open in such a way you didn t know was possible The Night Rainbow is a very special book Pea is a character you ll get attached to very easily I fell in love with the author s writing style To read from a child s perspective changes the way you think and feel.

    28. We stand in the courtyard and wonder where we will go today, although the answer has been the same for two summers, one winter and a birthday Our choosing began when Maman came back from hospital last year She had changed from fat to thin, but she didn t bring back a baby like she promised She left it at the hospital, along with her happiness.This is a beautifully written and poignant story and I totally fell in love with Pea When the story begins we are introduced to the narrator, 5 year old Pe [...]

    29. This all began when Maman came back from hospital last summer, but she didn t bring back a baby like she promised, she left it at the hospital, along with her happiness This is the beginning of the story of The Night Rainbow, narrated by five year old Pea who is accompanied by her little sister Margot The girls live in an old, shabby farmhouse in rural France with their mother Maman is doubly grief stricken, mourning both her lost baby and Pea s Papa who died in an accident Heavily pregnant agai [...]

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