La forêt sacrée
Nicolas Condé (text) & Irina Condé (illustration)
ISBN : 978-2-35045-100-8
Book written in French
World rights available except for Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Koné is 11 years old and must bring back from the sacred forest a hybrid animal that will help him all his life. But the forest is dangerous, there no longer is harmony between animals and people. How to escape the chamelion and the snakehawk? Koné must draw on the advice of his old grandmother and summon all his courage to be up to the task.
Copublished by Éditions Ganndal, Éditions Ruisseaux d’Afrique (Benin), Éditions Éburnie (Côte d’Ivoire), Graines de Pensées (Togo), Les éditions Ntsame (Gabon), Les éditions Elondja (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Nicolas Condé is the young author of this tale. Immersed from childhood in the wonderful or fantastic universe of Russian and African tales, he creates a universe beautifully illustrated by his mother Irina Condé. In Benin the 2nd Hervé Gigot Prize for African Illustration was awarded to Irina Condé.