Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Children's Books: The Rainbow Goblins
One of my favorites is a book called "The Rainbow Goblins". It is a magical (and slightly creepy) story about goblins that capture rainbows and suck all the color out of them. The goblins are thwarted by the flowers-- who help the rainbows by drowning the goblins in colors, and then are turned into beautiful birds... It begins:
"Once there was a land that lived in fear of seven goblins. They were called the Rainbow Goblins and each had his own colour, which was also his name: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Yellow, being the craftiest, was their chief. The goblins lived on colour -- they prowled the valleys and climbed the highest mountains looking for rainbows, and when they found one, they caught it in their lassoes, sucked the colours out of it and filled their bellies with its bright liquid."