Written by Laura Berkeley
Illustrated by Alison Dexter
Two very different people live at the opposite ends of the rainbow. A successful, yet sad merchant lives on one end in the Rainbow Mansion that is filled with riches and treasures galore. On the opposite end, the old hermit has a simple, peaceful, happy life in a cave. Wanting to experience the same peace and happiness, the merchant invites the old hermit to his home. The hermit explains a very important lesson;
“Peace comes from within you. It is like a seed…You must give it love and freedom so that it can grow outward into something pure and beautiful. Only then will you know true happiness.”
I really enjoyed this book. It served as a reminder to me to appreciate and find happiness and joy in the simple things.