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The Little Knight Who Battled the Rain

The Little Knight Who Battled the Rain

by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Geneviève Després

ISBN 9781443133821 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.29" x 10" | Ages 3 to 8
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An endearing tale about finding creative ways to confront your fears.

The little knight lives in a curious little kingdom, a village built on the very top of a forest. He loves cats and chocolate cake, and he isn’t afraid of the dark, or of mice. The only thing he fears is the rain, which makes his armour rust.

One day, a huge storm descends. It rains for days, stranding the villagers in their high-up homes. The little knight, hiding in his fortress, has an idea to save the village. But can he face his fear and ride to the rescue?

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Praise for Le petit chevalier qui n’aimait pas la pluie (The Little Knight Who Battled the Rain):

Winner, Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles de littérature de jeunesse, 2013
Winner, Applied Arts Illustration Award – Complete Book Illustration, 2012
Winner, Prix Illustration Jeunesse 2012 Catégorie Album illustré, Salon du livre de Trois-Rivières, 2012
Finalist, OLA Prix Tamarac Express, 2013
Finalist, Prix Alvine-Bélisle, 2012
A CBC Bookaboo Selection

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Chinese Simplified - CITIC Press
  • German - Lappan
  • Korean - Dongsim
  • Russian - AST
  • Ukrainian - Ranok

Selling Points

  • An award-winning picture book never before published in English
  • The resourceful knight will appeal to girls and boys.
  • Funny captions in the illustrations add an extra level of interest and interactivity.

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mmaclagan@scholastic.ca | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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