Pamela Koevoets (b. 1947) made her debut with Ode, a collection of stories for adults. Two short story collections and a novel followed, and in 1998 her first children’s book, De buurman van drie hoog (The Third Floor Neighbour) was published, in which she combines a down-to-earth style with often intangible events. Also in Cinderella, her style is anything but childish. She is not a writer who provides much explanation. It is even debatable whether she consciously writes for children: she just writes, for any reader. The book was illustrated by Dutch tv-comedian Michiel Romeyn.