Annet Schaap (b. 1965) studied at two art schools and was for a long time best known as the illustrator of books by successful authors such as Francine Oomen, Janneke Schotveld and Jacques Vriens. She has since gained international acclaim as the author of the enchanting adventure Lampje (Lampie, 2017). This book was promptly labelled a classic after publication and received rave reviews. Schaap won all the major children’s books prizes in the Netherlands and also received a number of awards in other countries, including a place on the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal. The rights have since been sold to 22 countries and more than 130,000 copies have been bought in Dutch-speaking areas.