When you live in the arctic in winter, everything is a shade of white. A young girl looks around her home in the arctic and sees only white, white, white . . . but one day her grandfather takes her out on a journey across the tundra. And at the end of their cold walk, the dark opens up to show the Northern Lights dancing across the sky–blue, green, and purple.
The premise is simple but original and engaging; the artwork is stunning; the text is brief and lovely. While this is definitely a story, not a non-fiction book, it would work well as a piece of or an introduction to a lesson about the Arctic region or the Northern Lights. It is a joy to read and one I’m happy to read over and over.