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Publisher — Groundwood Books Ltd
Date Published — March 01, 2018
ISBN — 9781773060200

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

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Publisher — Groundwood Books Ltd
Date Published — March 01, 2018
ISBN — 9781773060200

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she contemplates colours in the known and the unknown, in the immediate world and the world beyond what she can see. The sea looks blue, yet water cupped in her hands is as clear as glass. Is a blue whale blue? She doesn’t know — she hasn’t seen one.

Stunningly beautiful illustrations flow from one spread to the next, as time passes and the imagination takes hold. The world is full of colour, and mystery too, in this first picture book from a highly acclaimed artist.