Bertolt (Hardcover)

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A story of an act of kindness from a little boy to his beloved tree. The expressive illustrations will sweep you into this book and melt your heart. — From Nicole


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-Eug ne Argentenay. A graduate of the University of Montreal, he worked in petroleum geology. In 1981, he illustrated his first book: Les D brouillards, a collection with a scientific bent. He has illustrated numerous books about the same cast of characters, and works with the press as well.

About the Author

Jacques Goldstyn was born and raised in Montreal. His father taught him how to draw and he drew all the time. Every single day. He then studied seriously, became a geologist and went off to work in gold mines in Abitibi and in the petroleum industry in Alberta. But then, one day, he started to draw again. For many years now, his work has been drawing cartoons for Les D├ębrouillards and Les Explorateurs, science youth magazines in French Canada. He also writes and illustrates stories for kids age six to 106. He loves running, hiking, and climbing trees, and has never stopped collecting bizarre looking rocks.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592702299
ISBN-10: 1592702295
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017
Pages: 80
Language: English