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True Colours


Gonçalo Viana

Orfeu Negro | november 2019 | 40 Pages | 21,5 x 28 cm | hardcover

Once upon a time there were two friends, an orange dog, a white tree and a green… cloud? Hold on! This book is wrong!

TRUE COLOURS is a funny and visually poetic story about freedom and an upside down journey through surrealist landscapes where rain falls from trees and clouds bear fruit. An eccentric book that invites us to paint the world in many tones and colours.

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  • English
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  • korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • spanish & Galician (Spain only)
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  • Opera Prima 2020 | Special Mention BolognaRagazzi Award
  • White Ravens 2020
  • Selected for Baba Kamo Illustrated Book Festival 2019
  • Shortlisted for Nami Concours 2021
  • Kikbookin France «Coup de Coeur»
  • Nominee Best Picture Book 2020 | Amadora International Comics Festival
  • Selected for Communication Arts 62nd Annual Illustration Competition
  • Selected for Original Art Show 2021 | Society of Illustrators NY
  • «A funny, clever and boundlessly colorful book.»

    Let’s Talk Picture Books
  • «Full of peculiar buzz.»

    Kirkus Review
  • «A zinging picturebook that playfully invites readers to subvert the expected and imagine the world in different colours. It has a vintage 1950s circus-y flavour with a fresh, distinctive, bold look which is impressively accomplished for a debut."»

    BolognaRagazzi Awards 2020 Jury