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y separately published work icon The Chalk Rainbow single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Chalk Rainbow
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'Zane is different to other kids. He has his own made-up language. He likes to line things up. And he is frightened of things that don't seem to bother other people - like the colour black. His father gets frustrated and angry with Zane. His mother tries hard to explain things to him. But nothing seems to work. Zane just scrunches himself up into a ball and screams. Things are looking pretty bleak for Zane and his family; that is, until Zane's big sister starts to draw a chalk rainbow at the top of the front steps ... The Chalk Rainbow explores difference and diversity through a family living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It's also a story of unconditional love, of trust and of learning to look at the world through the eyes of others. The story is told by Zane's older sister in a way that young children can easily relate to. The ending is uplifting as all members of the family learn to look at things differently and find a way to move forward together.' (Publication summary)

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  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Autism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (not the autistic character).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Wollombi, Quorrobolong - Millfield - Wollombi area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Exisle Publishing , 2017 .
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      • Published 19th June 2017
      ISBN: 9781925335453
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