The Land without Color

Reviews

2016 National Indie Excellence Award Winner

National Indie Excellence Award

2016 Winner

Category: Chapter Books

2015 Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award Winner

Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award

2015 Winner

Category: Fiction – Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal

2015 Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award Winner

Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award

2015 Finalist

Category: Children's Fiction

2015 Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award Winner

Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award

2015 Finalist

Category: Cover Design

2016 Reader's Favorite Award Winner

Reader's Favorite Book Reviews and Award Content

2016 Silver Winner

Category: Children - Fable

2016 Reader's Favorite Award Winner

Reader's Favorite Book Reviews and Award Content

2016 Illustration Winner

Category: Children's Illustration

2016 Living Now Award Winner

Living Now Awards

2016 Gold

Category: Adventure Fiction

2016 Shelf Unbound Award Runner Up

Shelf Unbound Awards

2016 Runner Up

Category: Best Indie Book

2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Winner

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

2017 Silver

Category: Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy

2018 International Book Awards Finalist

International Book Awards

2018 Finalist

Category: Children's Fiction

2018 International Book Awards Finalist

International Book Awards

2018 Finalist

Category: Best Cover Design: Fiction

2018 Global eBook Awards Winner

Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards

2018 Silver

Category: Best Illustration in Children’s Fiction

2018 Global eBook Awards Winner

Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards

2018 Bronze

Category: Juvenile Fiction

"Mr. Ellefson has written a marvelous debut novel." – Erik ThisKidReviewsBooks.com


"This book captured what it was like to be a child." – Mel RussellTheBookWorm.Thoughts.com


"I really loved the silliness and impossibility of this book." – Rachel RacheyRagDoll.Blogspot.co.uk


"The Land Without Color is a wonderful lollop through a magical world that will appeal to a wide range of children." – Sara today-wedid.com


"Author Benjamin Ellefson has done a wonderful job in creating a story line that will entertain its readers and please their parents with its message and tone." – Tracy readersfavorite.com


"Benjamin Ellefson's fantasy adventure fable for children and preteens, The Land Without Color, is an original and entertaining tale that had me remembering the fun of playing hide and seek at dusk and going on adventures with the neighborhood kids when I was Brandon's age." – Jack readersfavorite.com


"This story moves quickly from one adventure to the next as the author cleverly uses so many fantastical creatures and probabilities to get across an important lesson: eat healthy. A great read." – Emily-Jane readersfavorite.com


"The Land Without Color is a suitably complex read for the age group, which will encourage children to think critically about both the characters and the challenges which Alvin faces." – K.C. readersfavorite.com


"Ellefson manages to craft a world that is uniquely his own and weave his story in such a way that it makes for an enjoyable, fast paced book, able to quickly grab and hold a young reader's attention." – Kayti readersfavorite.com


"This book was so fun to read and the author put a ton of imagination in to it!" – Angel 5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com


"It is a great novel for people who are transitioning into chapter books." – Gillion https://www.youtube.com


"All the characters are lovable and they're really easy to get attached to." – Micah https://www.youtube.com


"It kept me on my seat. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it." – Staci https://www.youtube.com


"Zanny, and quirkly, and just lots of fun." – Jen https://www.youtube.com


"The Land without Color is one of the most well written and well-developed stories I have ever come across." – Aimee https://redheadedbookloverblog.com

“A literary Avatar crossed with The Wizard of Oz perfect for kids”

– John litflits.blogspot.com