Rainbows in the Dark

By Jan Coates

Illustrated By Alice Priestley

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Abby hates visiting the second-hand clothing shop with her mother — until she meets Joanna and Charlie. Charlie is Joanna’s guide dog, a loyal friend and worker who helps her to see, but he’s no help in picking out clothes for a very special event.

Praise & Recognition

A delightfully written and colourfully illustrated book that would appeal to young children as a read-aloud. etfo Voice
A very important book. MultiCultural Review
This powerful account of friendship and acceptance is extraordinarily written. KidsWWrite
Children will see that being blind doesn't slow Joanna down, and maybe wishes do come true sometimes! Resource Links
This story respectfully presents disability as a part of diversity. ForeWord Magazine
It is just the sort of book to help youngsters learn what it means to have a physical challenge. Halifax Chronicle-Herald
The dialogue is sure, the artwork expressive and sensitive and the story is a lovely one. The Brandon Sun
Coates gives her young readers a taste of what it's like to be blind, but does so in a lovely and up-beat manner. CM Magazine
Provides rich, thought-provoking material that educators can use to allow students to explore their feelings and values. Voice (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario)


Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Hardback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-896764-95-5

About the Author

Jan Coates

Jan Coates lives in Nova Scotia with her husband, two children and a beagle. Digging for “treasure” in used clothing stores is one of her favorite pastimes. This is her first book.
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Alice Priestley

About the Illustrator

Alice Priestley

Alice Priestley is a Toronto based illustrator and web designer. She has created artwork for more than a dozen picture books, including The Light Keeper, Mom Marries Mum!, and Lights for Gita, as well as for textbooks, anthologies, and even some of her website projects.
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