Elsie - Nadine Robert & Maja Kastelic - 28 x 24.5 cm - 40 pages - October 2018 - USD 14
The Filpot children all love to go fishing on Sundays. Except for Elsie, who prefers to do things her own way... Why should she act like everyone else when she can follow the path along the creek or catch a fish with a buttercup? What if Elsie was right?
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. Illustrated books have always held a special place in her heart. She holds degrees in education and literature and has translated several children’s books. She lives in Montreal’s South Shore with her family.
Maja Kastelic is a Slovenian author and illustrator. She studied at the School of Art and Design in Ljubljana (2006) and at the Koper Faculty of Letters, where she graduated in 2010. In 2015 she received the Levstik Award and the Kristina Brenkova Award for her picture book Deček in Hiša (A Boy and a House). She lives with her family in Trebnje, Slovenia.
"This beautifully illustrated tale about a little rabbit perceiving the world differently than her siblings addresses the notion of neurodiversity. It's never heavy, and always cheerful."
– Marie Allard – La Presse
"This picture book is well paced and has vibrant colors in addition to being profoundly moving. It emphasizes the importance of being yourself and listening to your inner voice."
– Magazine Les libraires