FINDING GRACE (KIMIHIA A GRACE) ~ EMMA HINTON
A child connects, moves with and is nature. Follow the mystery and find Grace.
A child adventures into their backyard, collecting treasure and connecting with nature. The images reveal a girl finding her way of being with place. Finding her own meaning of grace.
This bilingual poem explores movement, meaning, and a unique connection, expressing the essence of finding one's personal grace.
The illustrations, a collaboration between children and artist Nicky Hartley, add to the playful world. Children added textures and marks before Hartley added her touches. The results are breathtaking and beautiful. Nicky's drawings play through the pages and words explore the diverse meanings of Grace.
This children’s picture book is a collaboration between Emma Hinton and Nicky Hartley and translated by Lois McIver into Te Reo Māori.
Format: Paperback 210mm x 210mm, 36 pages
Te Reo Maori | English
Printed in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Emma Hinton is a mother, celebrant, maker and storyteller. After working on films in Aotearoa NZ and beyond for over two decades, she turns her passion and experience with collaborative art towards writing, publishing and gatherings. Finding Grace | Kimihia a Grace, a bilingual poem, is her debut picture book.
Nicky Hartley loves to paint the human form and its relationship to its internal and external environment: The play of colour and the flow of line and the expression of marks. Nicky graduated as an illustrator 27 years ago, and since then she has worked freelance in the UK, Romania, Zimbabwe, Thailand, India, Australia and now NZ where she has lived for 18 years. She has supported and held workshops for children, and adults in these countries while initiating art groups and a couple of community art galleries.