The Colour of Home

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Publisher: Frances Lincoln

On Hassan's first day at school he paints a colourful picture of his home and family in Somalia, but then adds soldiers, flames and bullets. A Somali translator helps him to explain that the painting shows his feelings about the death of his uncle, and his family's flight from Mogadishu to dreary England.

But Hassan's next painting is full of colour, reflecting the hope and interest he begins to see in his new life in Britain. This is an affecting yet ultimately optimistic tale, brought to life by expressive watercolour illustrations.

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