Marmiai: Olis ir dažų kibirėlis (The Marmies. Olly and the Bucket of Paint) - childrens picture book created by twin siblings, illustrator Martynas Pavilonis and author Indrė Pavilonytė. Published by Alma littera in Lithuania.
The book tells a story about the mysterious habitants of the Martwood forest - the marmies. All marmies are born black, but Olly was born yellow instead. His parents are thoroughly hiding this feature - they are painting him black. Olly gets used to hiding his color too, even though it is not that easy for him - he has to make sure not to run out of the black paint and constantly avoid water. However, one day Olly sees another marmie that looks like him, and realizes that someone, who is different, can be beautiful and valuable too.
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For the book illustration Martynas won Emerging and Established Award at Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2019 in United Kingdom.
Book cover glows in the dark.