Long, long ago, a boy lies confined by sickness to his windowless bedchambers.
He can never breathe fresh air or feel the warmth of the sun on his skin, so his doting father summons a painter to embellish his rooms with beautiful murals.
Soon there is a fabulous world on the walls, a colourful, shifting landscape peopled by shepherds and lovers, criss-crossed by armies and pirate ships.
Can the artist show this child the richness and beauty of life with nothing but paints and brushes?
The perfect stocking-filler for thoughtful children…
‘Beautiful’ – The Times, Children’s Book of the Week
‘A tale of life, death, love and beauty that by the storyteller’s art makes those things true, fresh, real and important. I hope this unforgettable story finds all the readers it deserves’ – Phillip Pullman