On the Other Side of the Forest By Nadine Robert Illustrated by Gérard DuBois
What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.
Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s on the other side. But one day, Arthur’s dad has an idea—a magnificent idea! Build a tower to look over the treetops! But a magnificent idea takes a lot of work. Will the villagers join and help them? And when the tower takes shape, what will they see on the other side?
This wonderful, heartwarming story by Nadine Robert—with illustrations by Gérard DuBois reminiscent of classic children’s books—shares the importance of community and cooperation to achieve a big dream.
NADINE ROBERT is a Canadian author and editor. She started her career designing video games before becoming a scriptwriter for animated films. She went on to set up the publishing houses Comme des géants and Le Lièvre de Mars. She holds degrees in education and literature and has translated several children’s books. She lives in Montreal with her family.
GÉRARD DUBOIS was born in France, where he studied graphic design. His work has appeared in major North American and European publications, as well as in more than twenty illustrated books. His art has won awards in major contests for more than twenty-five years—he has received the Hamilton King Award and four Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and his book Enfantillages won a BolognaRagazzi Award. In 2018, Canada Post issued a “Gérard DuBois” stamp as part of their Great Canadian Illustrators series. Gérard currently lives in Montréal, Canada.