The Gold Leaf

The Gold Leaf


Text: Kirsten Hall

Illustrations: Matthew Forsythe


Nature awakens in the spring. Something is shining on the branch of a tree: a gold leaf! What a beauty! The forest creatures all want it for themselves. As a result, the poor leaf is torn, shredded and blows away. How sad! Fortunately, the seasons go by and at long last spring is back. Will the leaf shine again?



  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-42-9

    Released on October 24th, 2017

    20.3 x 27.9 cm

    50 pages — Hardcover
    3+ years

  • Reviews

    “Both young and older readers will be amazed by this book, by its rich colors and its golden details. Plus, it will spark conversations about sharing and respecting the natural resources that surround us.”
    Julie Mavie Coutellier-Savard, Librairie du Soleil (Hull)


    “Matt Forsythe’s use of colors is impressive. The artist sometimes plays with monochromes, sometimes with pure contrasts. [...] The stamping that was made in the book, reminiscent of a real gold leaf, will surely fascinate children.”

    Josée-Anne Paradis, Les libraires Magazine


    “Artfully translated by Christiane Duchesne, this story is made of short sentences printed on bewitching illustrations by Matthew Forsythe.”

    Marie Fradette, Le Devoir

  • Foreign editions

    First published in English — Enchanted Lion Books