This book captured me immediately. Aisato's illustrations are absolutely stunning; so many pages in this book could be stand-alone art pieces. While words are used sparingly, they join the art so well in conveying the beauty and struggle of the stages of life. I found solace in the beauty of this book and imagine many others would, too.— From Beth's Picks
Experience the beauty, joy, and poetry of universal human experiences through this gorgeously illustrated volume from renowned artist Lisa Aisato.
Enter the breathtaking world of internationally acclaimed artist Lisa Aisato with this heartwarming book featuring her most beloved illustrations.
Celebrated artist Lisa Aisato distills the many stages of life, in all their rainbow hues, into a lushly illustrated book that will inspire and comfort readers at all moments of their journeys. More than one hundred beautiful images, stunning in their diversity, each illustration an exuberant story unto itself.
Colorful and heartfelt, All the Colors of Life explores the universal ups and downs of a life while highlighting what is most important in life….love.
About the Author
Lisa Aisato is Norway's most popular and well-known illustrator. She has written six books of her own and illustrated the books of many well-known authors. Her book Odd Is An Egg was adapted into an animated short and won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Olivia Lasky is an Oslo-based translator who focuses on Norwegian to English literary translations. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she received an M.A. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, and B.A.s in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature from the University of California-Berkeley in 2010. She was a 2020 mentee in the American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Mentorship Program and won the American-Scandinavian Foundation Wigeland Prize for Translation in 2019. Her work has been published by Greystone Books, The Experiment, and Words Without Borders.
Starred Review! This gorgeous illustrated book sings to every adult’s inner child. It pairs dreamlike art with trilling reminiscences of childhood joys and growing pains, painted in the vibrant colors of the wide, wild world. A girl settles on a stack of books, her world lit up by what they contain; another plays mermaid on the ocean floor. But then the children grow and change; some forget to feel delight. This inquisitive, magical book is perfect for anyone whose sense of wonder may have gone into hibernation
— Foreword Magazine