The Colour of Hope - Ross MacKenzie 

From BLUE PETER AWARD and SCOTTISH BOOK AWARD winning author Ross MacKenzie, The Colour of Hope is a captivating story of a brave girl struggling to find her place in a world where her very appearance puts her in danger.  Exploring themes of tolerance, belonging, loss and friendship, Ross delivers a great event and is brilliant with school groups! 

"Ross MacKenzie is a wizard with words." M G Leonard

"Pure brilliance… a dazzling spectrum of non-stop thrills". Piers Torday 


  • Author: Ross MacKenzie
  • School Years: YRS 5 - 8 
  • Date: 14/06/22
  • Time: 1.30-2.15pm (this event is also available at 10.45am) 
  • Venue: Great Hall, Hexham Abbey
  • Cost: £2 per child. FREE places for pupil premium children and staff 
  • Books: Available to pre-order for dedicating and signing after the event
  • Contact: Please email [email protected] for enquiries and booking

 NEW TITLE The Colour of Hope (released May 22)

Years ago, the Emperor used dark magic to steal all the colour from the world. Now he keeps it for himself, enjoying its life-giving power while everyone else must exist in cold shades of grey.  That is, until a miracle baby is born – everything she touches turns to colour. But the child’s life is in danger from her very first breath. Soon the Emperor’s murderous Ripper Dogs and Black Coats come hunting. Can the girl and her adopted father survive in the forest – and what will it take to return colour and hope to the world? The Colour of Hope by [Ross MacKenzie]

"This is a story about friendship and loss, betrayal and bravery. But at the core of it all is hope. Because there is always hope, isn’t there?".
 Ross MacKenzie

Praise for Ross MacKenzie

Feast of the Evernight by [Ross MacKenzie] Evernight by [Ross MacKenzie] 

"Alive with thrilling darkness and vivid magic". Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"Darkly brilliant". Abi Elphinstone 

About Ross MacKenzie

Ross has been writing stories since he was seven years old. His novel The Nowhere Emporium won the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and daughters.