The boy, the hornbil, the elephant, the tiger and the girl (De jongen, de neushoornvogel, de olifant, de tijger en het meisje)

The boy, the hornbil, the elephant, the tiger and the girl (De jongen, de neushoornvogel, de olifant, de tijger en het meisje)

Author: Peter Verhelst
Illustrator: Carll Cneut

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This enthralling book evokes the colours, smells and sounds of Africa. The story is both told from the viewpoint of a young boy who is coming of age through a rite of passage, and from the viewpoint of his deceased sister. The girl can only let go of him and life, when the boy is able to success- fully endure the physical tests in extreme circumstances.

A story about the happiness and pain of growing up, and the power of family-bonds beyond death.

Themes: Africa, growing up, mourning, brother-sister relationship

The succesful duo Verhelst-Cneut has won every important prize with their picturebook The secret of the nightingale's throat, which has been published in 12 languages.

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'Peter Verhelst writes in sentences that invite to rereading and that never sound artificial anywhere. [...] Cneut subtlely follows the colour-symbolism that is prensent in the story.
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Author and illustrator are a perfect match in this beautiful story about the wonder and pain of growing up and the strenght of family-bonds.' (De Standaard Letteren, 4 december 2015)

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Reprint 2nd printrun
Variety giftbook, picturebook
Themes Africa, growing up, mourning, brother-sister relationship
Age 10+
Number of pages 128 pages, end papers incl.
Format 30,5 x 21,5 cm
Design hardcover
Published since 01/12/2015
NUR code 274
Author Peter Verhelst
Illustrator Carll Cneut
ISBN Number 9789462910560