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Marmiai: Olis ir dažų kibirėlis (The Marmies. Olly and the Bucket of Paint) - children’s picture book created by twin siblings, illustrator Martynas Pavilonis and author Indrė Pavilonytė. Published by Alma littera in Lithuania.

 

The book follows story of mysterious night creatures called Marmies. All Marmies are born black so they can easily hide in the dark. They go out only at night. But one of the Marmies named Olly is 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’s not easy for him – he has to make sure not to run out of the black paint and constantly avoid water. But one day Olly sees another Marmie that looks just like him, and it changes everything for him.  

 

Topic: self-acceptance, self-love, diversity, empathy

 

Links:

facebook.com/marmiai

instagram.com/marmiai

 

Buy the book – click here.

 

 

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Book cover glows in the dark.

 

 

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Awards:

For the book illustration Martynas won Emerging and Established Award at Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2019 in United Kingdom.

 

 

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