Author

Joukje Akveld

Joukje Akveld (b. 1974) studied Dutch and has worked for various publishing houses. As a journalist, she writes about children’s books and theatre for newspapers and magazines, while also writing her own books.

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

(Querido Kinderboeken, 2014)

When Bobby the panda and William the dog have an argument, William says to Bobby, “Go on! On your bike!” So Bobby gets onto his bike and goes for a long, breath-taking ride through the town and countryside.

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An Ape in the Toilet

An Ape in the Toilet

A Zoo in Wartime

(Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2015, 128 pages)

Thanks to Anne Frank and her diary, the story of the occupation of the Netherlands in World War II is known all over the world. Anyone who wants to find out more about the subject can read books by hundreds of authors. However, many of those accounts are missing something essential: how it really feels to find yourself, from one day to the next, living in a world of danger and uncertainty.

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