“Visions of real depth, Clay Rice excels at his craft.”

                                                     Atlanta Constitution                                               

“Children and their parents will appreciate the elegance and novelty of silhouette art which so perfectly compliments this original tale. Entertaining and unique, "The Lonely Shadow" is highly recommended for family, school, and community library collections.”

                                                     The Midwest Book Review                                            

the lonely shadow

by Clay Rice

2013, 64 pages
isbn-13: 978-1938301078
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2010 IPPY Gold - Best Children's Picture Book

​2009 Moonbeam Gold - Best Children's Book

The lonely shadow

by clay rice

Award winning author/illustrator Clay Rice has created a beautifully poetic tale about a boy's shadow who has lost his boy and goes in search for him. "I have no you, you have no me, you and me we have no we, but if I find you and you find me, happy we will always be." The Lonely Shadow sings a universal song. Clay Rice brings the shadow to life and allows us to take a journey with him in search of something, someone who conneccts with him. It's a story of longing, a story of discovery, a story of friendship.

Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, the Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Rice’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.

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