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A story to warm hearts, beautifully told through a shy little candle
October 2021 Debut of the Month
From the window of a cosy house in a seaside town, a little candle looks out onto the world. As the seasons roll by, she observes families celebrating, lighting up dark nights with love for Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hannukah, Ramadan and Christmas. It makes Little Glow wish to be bigger, until the realisation comes that small moments and the smallest lights are just as important as big ones. Revelling in comfort and light, this story was made to be shared in the winter nights while its message of hope and togetherness will warm hearts all year round.
References religious and cultural festivals including Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan and Chinese New Year. And includes learning resources on festivals and fire safety.
Publisher, Sam Langley-Swain said: “As soon as I read this manuscript, I knew that Little Glow would be exactly what the world will need after a time of unrest and uncertainty, with the nights drawing in once more – a warming glimmer of hope and a vision of the beauty that lies within our inclusive neighbourhood communities."
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The story is told through the eyes of an introverted lead character, Little Glow, a candle flame who wishes to be bolder and brighter. The flame watches from afar as families in the street celebrate various religious and cultural festivals throughout the year, including Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hannukah, Ramadan and Christmas. But, as a family gathers around Little Glow for their own special celebration, it becomes clear that even the smallest of lights have an important purpose.
The rhyming text and vibrant full-colour spreads showcase a diverse and multicultural community in this uplifting story of hope and finding your place. The book also includes fire safety back matter and will be accompanied by learning resources on festivals and fire safety. A reassuring and comforting read after a time of unrest and uncertainty, with the nights drawing in once more, Little Glow provides a warming glimmer of hope and a vision of the beauty that lies within our inclusive neighbourhood communities.
'A celebration of light, love and togetherness.' Karl Newson
|Publication date:||14th October 2021|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Racism / Multi-Culturalism, World Religions|
Katie Sahota is a passionate writer, avid reader and self-confessed nerd, data geek and spreadsheet queen with 20 years' experience as a public servant. After studying English Language, Linguistics and achieving a BSc in Computing, Katie more recently completed a Master's in Public Health and specialises in issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Katie strongly believes in the power of writing and books to tackle important issues, such as identity, inclusion and race, using her experiences of a gender-biased career and as the mother of two mixed race girls with her husband. Follow Katie on InstagramMore About Katie Sahota