Abel & Nour

Text and illustrations by Mathilde Brosset

Abel, the juggler, and his bear, Nour, travel from castle to castle. At parties and balls, Nour dances and twirls, and Abel collects coins in his hat. One day, their footsteps lead them to the king’s castle. The radiant beauty of Princess Belladonna makes Abel lose his nerve. He stammers, stumbles and spills his coins. Belladonna and her attendants mock him. Nour the bear gets angry, roars and knocks the princess over. The guests run away. Nour has to flee into the forest and hide from the king’s men.
This time, Mathilde Brosset has set her book in a medieval setting, once again giving pride of place to the themes of celebration and animality. Beyond the theme of friendship, she raises the question of a return to the wild, of the call of nature in opposition to the world of men. The collages, rich in texture, are worked vertically through the towers of the castles and the tall trees of the forest.

Publication : 15 Mar 2024 Age : From 5 years Size : 15 x 30 cm Volume : 40 pages Price : 16.5€ ISBN : 978-2-930938-78-3 Rights sold : 

Author / Illustrator

Mathilde Brosset is a French author-illustrator living in Brussels. After several years of study at the Beaux-arts de Bordeaux and the Université du Québec à Montréal, she joined the Institut Saint Luc (Brussels) in illustration.

As an alternative to traditional drawing, collage allows her to work on large formats and to adjust her composition as she goes along, like a puzzle whose pieces are moved around until they find their place. She creates illustrations for magazines and leads creative workshops in museums, schools, libraries and bookstores.

Her previous albums, “Meunier, tu dors?”, “Le bout de la ligne”, and “Me pas fais pas rire! “are published by L’atelier du poisson soluble.