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Anna van Praag

Anna van Praag (b. 1967) is a Dutch children’s writer who, after having lived in Spain for six years, moved back to Amsterdam with her husband in 2014 to run a “peace inn” by the River IJ. Van Praag has written almost 20 children’s books, mostly for readers of 8 and up. In 2012, her first 12+ book was published, Kom hier Rosa (Come Here, Rosa) about a girl who returns from Spain to the Netherlands. A Very Special Girl is her second YA novel.

A Very Special Girl

A Very Special Girl

(Lemniscaat, 2015, 141 pages)

In A Very Special Girl, Alicia looks back on the summer camps she used to go to with her whole family. At first, she loves it there. “The longing to return next year started when we were on the plane back home.”

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