Donovon’s Rainbow is set against the backdrop of the Noah’s Ark story, and tells the tale of a wayward little dove called Donovon. Instead of getting on the Ark with all the other animals, Donovon believes he will be able to ride out the storm. But can he survive the fiercest flood the world has ever known?

You’ll have to read it to find out!

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Product Description

  • Soft-cover A5 with full-colour illustrations.
  • 15,000 words (78 pages)
  • Chapter book for 8 to 10 year-olds (self-reading), or can be read to younger children

The story behind Donovon’s Rainbow

Donovon’s Rainbow was my first foray into children’s fiction and was published in partnership with Vineyard International Publishing, in 2001. The beautiful illustrations were done by Tandy Dudgeon (now Van Schalkwyk). Vineyard took half the stock and distributed it to their worldwide network of church bookshops. I took the other half and, just like a self-publisher, marketed it to bookshops in South Africa and the UK. It’s now on the shelves of 45 independent secular and Christian bookshops, available through Amazon and, of course, on this website. My experience with Donovon gave me the backing of a reputable publisher but also the opportunity to experience the business side of book marketing for myself.

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Awards and reviews

In 2003, Donovon’s Rainbow was honoured to win the DSJT Writers’ News Best Independently or Self-Published Children’s Book of that year, which was a real encouragement to an author who was just starting out! The book also had some very positive reviews in the press; here’s what some of them had to say:

Aimed at 8 – 10 year olds, the tale is based loosely on the story of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood – a dramatic narrative that has given plenty of scope to the illustrator. Good, attractive, full-page, colour pictures – both enliven the book and help carry the story forward in a young imagination.Writers News

A truly wonderful tale inspired by the Ark, this is an excellent read for 8-10’s but will be enjoyed by all ages as it works on several levels to share the Gospel. The bright and attractive illustrations make this a must have book for every family! Busy Lizzy Gifts

Donovon’s Rainbow is a book that is hard to put down once you start reading it. It tells the story of Noah’s Ark from a completely different perspective. It’s one of those books published for children, but which adults will enjoy reading too. It is a pleasure to recommend this beautifully illustrated book. – Baptists Today

Donovon’s Rainbow has colour, humour, pathos and interesting characters; some of whom have good influences and some bad. Its dialogue is vibrant and readers will enjoy the banter between the animal characters. – Cape Community Newspapers

This Bible story of Noah and the Ark is delightfully illustrated and although written from the perspective of Donovon Dove, does not lose any of its biblical truth. – Today Magazine

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