First American edition

Hardback (14 Mar 2017)

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This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.

This book is about the imagination and the wonderful ways in which we nurture ourselves in the process of becoming who we are, and because Bertolt dies in a winter's storm, it is also a book about finitude and loss, sorrow and acceptance.

Jacques Goldstyn was born in 1958 in Saint-Eugène Argentenay. A graduate of the University of Montreal, he worked in petroleum geology. In 1981, he illustrated his first book: Les Débrouillards, a collection with a scientific bent. He has illustrated numerous books about the same cast of characters, and works with the press as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9781592702299
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Imprint: Enchanted Lion Books
Pub date:
Edition: First American edition
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 246g
Height: 201mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 15mm