An endearing tale about finding creative ways to confront your fears.
In a curious little kingdom on top of a forest lived a little knight. He loved cats and chocolate cake. He wasn't afraid of mice or the dark . . . but he was terrified of the rain! One day, a huge storm descended on the village. The little knight took refuge in the fortress, and he stayed there for a long, long time. But he knew that, for the sake of his subjects, he would have to get up the courage to confront his fears.
GILLES TIBO has written and illustrated more than a hundred children's books. His Nicholas series with Bruno St-Aubin has been highly successful in both French and English. Gilles is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award, and a two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize. He lives in Montréal, Quebec.
GENEVIÈVE DESPRÉS is a four-time Applied Arts Illustration Award winner. She has illustrated many French picture books, as well as the English books The Highest Number in the World and Best Friend Trouble. Geneviève lives in Saint-Lambert, on the south shore of Montréal. Her website is www.genevievedespres.ca.
Praise for Le petit chevalier qui n'aimait pas la pluie (The Little Knight Who Battled the Rain):
Winner, Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles de littérature de jeunesse, 2013
Winner, Applied Arts Illustration Award - Complete Book Illustration, 2012
Winner, Prix Illustration Jeunesse 2012 Catégorie Album illustré, Salon du livre de Trois-Rivières, 2012
Finalist, OLA Prix Tamarac Express, 2013
Finalist, Prix Alvine-Bélisle, 2012
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