The Splintered Light
The Splintered Light
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The Splintered Light

Written and illustrated by Ginger Johnson
Published by Bloomsbury
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Reminiscent of The Giver, this literary debut middle-grade fantasy is beautifully written and stunningly creative. “A deep dive into a world-within-a-world, a heart-within-a-heart.” –Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist “The joys of the senses and the glories of creation shine in this radiant debut.” –Julie Berry, Printz Honor author of The Passion of Dolssa “Ginger Johnson’s debut is as vibrant as the colors her characters wield in this novel about creativity, collaboration, and creation.” –Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle and The Firefly Code Ever since his brother Luc’s disappearance and his father’s tragic death, Ishmael has lived a monotonous existence helping his mother on their meager farm where everything is colorless. Until one morning a ray of light fragments Ishmael’s gray world into something extraordinary: a spectrum of color he never knew existed. Emboldened, Ishmael sets out to find answers hoping his long lost brother might hold the key. He finds Luc in the Hall of Hue, one of the seven creative workshops at The Commons, the seat of all new creation. Luc is completing the final days of his training as a Color Keeper, adding the finishing touches of color to a brand new world designed and built by a team of young artisans. Although his heart calls him to a future as a Color Keeper, Ishmael feels too guilty to leave the duties of his old life behind. But when a catastrophe destroys nearly all of the color and light at the Hall of Hue, Ishmael and Luc are suddenly at severe odds. Torn between his family and his destiny, Ishmael must learn when to let go of the past, when to trust the path ahead, and when to believe in himself.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781681196237
    Publication Date
    September 4, 2018
    Page Count
    416
    Words Per Page
    191
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2017056218
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1050871956
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1681196239
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~841L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    12
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    500952
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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