HILDA AND MELUSINE FIND AN EGG
Hilda et Mélusine trouvent un oeuf - Eva Rust - 22 x 29 cm - 32 pages - September 2021 - €14
After a rocky start, and despite their very different personalities, Hilda, the fierce witch, and Melusine, the fairy with a dragon tail, live together happily in the forest. Hilda continues to chase away any intruders, while Melusine looks after her vegetable patch. Then, one day, Hilda discovers a huge egg in her garden. At first, they can’t agree - Hilda wants to eat it, and Melusine wants to incubate it. But when the egg hatches, they both instantly fall in love with the baby, a little dragon called Sulfure. As the creature grows, so does its unusual appetite… for large engines and petrol! So, when Sulfure starts eating the villagers’ cars, they aren’t very happy… An ecological fable by Eva Rust, who deconstructs stereotypes in fairy tales with lots of humour and action.
Eva Rust is a children’s book author, born in 1986 in Switzerland. She graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in scientific illustration and has worked ever since as a not-so-scientific illustrator… She teaches drawing to young graphic designers and also works in animation and textile design.