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On the Other Side of the Forest is a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book!

November 12, 2021

Greystone Kids is delighted to announce that On the Other Side of the Forest has been selected for the 2021 New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book Award. The picture book is illustrated by Gérard DuBois and written by Nadine Robert. 

The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award recognizes 10 of the best picture books published each year, selected purely on the basis of artistic merit. 

The 2021 winners were announced on Friday, November 12. A virtual awards ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, November 19.
Judge Catherine Hong says of the book:
"With its anthropomorphized characters dressed in knickers and its murky, moody palette, this book — about a young bunny and his father who long to know what’s on the other side of a forbidding forest — feels like a vintage gem. While the images channel some of the comforting qualities of Beatrix Potter’s, they also have unsettling and surreal qualities that recall artists like Henry Darger and Amy Cutler, lending this fable-like story a tantalizing undercurrent of darkness." 

On the Other Side of the Forest was translated from French to English by Paula Ayer and published by Greystone Kids in 2021. It was met with critical acclaim, including starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

About Gérard DuBois

Gérard DuBois was born in France, where he studied graphic design. His work has appeared in major North American and European publications, as well as in more than twenty illustrated books. His art has won awards in major contests for more than twenty-five years—he has received the Hamilton King Award and four Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and his book Enfantillages won a Bologna Ragazzi Award. In 2018, Canada Post issued a “Gérard DuBois” stamp as part of their Great Canadian Illustrators series. Gérard currently lives in Montréal, Canada.




About Greystone Kids 

Launched in the fall of 2019, Greystone Kids is the children’s book imprint of Greystone Books, an award-winning independent publisher of acclaimed nonfiction for over twenty-five years. Greystone Kids publishes high-quality picture books and middle-grade nonfiction books in the core subject areas of science, nature, global perspectives, social issues, and health and wellbeing. Greystone Kids is based in Vancouver, BC, with international offices in the United Kingdom and United States.


Book Details:
On the Other Side of the Forest 
Written by Nadine Robert
Illustrated by Gérard DuBois 
ISBN 9781771647960
Publication Date: April 13, 2021 

For more information, please contact:
Megan Jones
Marketing Director

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