Ten-year-old Trond Halvorsen lives in Aalesund, a picturesque and friendly Norwegian seaside town. The only problem is that there is no color! The buildings are engraved with beautiful designs that no one knows are there. Trond discovers them and dreams of filling these designs with brightly colored paints. But Trond doesn't have any money, and paint is too expensive.
Join Trond as he sets out to bring color to his town in a splendid Norwegian adventure laced with exotic descriptions of deep blue fjords, dark green pines, and vividly colored flowers. Painting Aalesund is a simple, heartwarming story that parents will want to read to their children and again to themselves.