donderdag 20 december 2018

LITTLE FOX off to Russia

The book that Marije Tolman (a wizard of an artist!) and I made, and that was published at Querido, Amsterdam a few months ago: Vosje ('Little Fox') is making some waves abroad. Several countries are interested, and we are very grateful for that fact.
More is to be revealed soon, but today we heard that Vosje's first trip is confirmed: it will be published in Russia. The publishing house of KompasGuide bought the rights. Thank you very much!

Thanks also to Querido's foreign right's manager, Luciënne van der Leije, who can be reached here.

dinsdag 11 december 2018


Enjoyable news: my poetry volume I'll root for you (original Dutch title: Ik juich voor jou) will be published in Spanish. The publishing house of Barbara Fiore bought the rights of this collection of poems about animals and sports that I wrote to the magnificent illustrations by Wolf Erlbruch.

The book was originally issued by Querido, Amsterdam and was published in the United States (this summer) by Eerdmans, wonderfully translated by David Colmer. It received the bi-annual Golden Poetry Medal for the best children's poetry book in The Netherlands and Flanders.
Now I'm really happy this book will see the Spanish light as well!

To other publishers: a full English ánd German translation of all poems is available at Querido - please mail Luciënne van der Leije.