Daan Remmerts de Vries
In his books Daan Remmerts de Vries (b. 1962) humorously holds up a mirror to parents and educators, but also to the children themselves. He won a Gouden Griffel for best Dutch children’s book of the year for Godje (Little God, 2002). De Noordenwindheks (The North Wind Witch, 2004) won a Zilveren Griffel. Remmerts de Vries is not only a creator of original books that merge fantasy and reality, but also a masterful reteller of stories. His previous projects include writing the words for the picture book De avonturen van Odysseus (The Adventures of Odysseus, 2016), and 2021 has seen not only the publication of The Jungle Book, with illustrations by Mark Janssen (1974), who made his breakthrough in 2018 with the dreamy picture book Eiland (Island), but also the impressive Helden: de mooiste Griekse mythen herverteld (Heroes: The Most Beautiful Greek Myths Retold).