Illustrator

Sieb Posthuma

Illustrator and author Sieb Posthuma (1960 - 2014) began his career with illustrations for newspapers and magazines, and went on to create book covers and children’s books. He made his writing debut with books about his dog Rintje, which he both wrote and illustrated. In 2002, he won the ‘Penseel’ jury’s incentive prize for the first book in this series.
Posthuma also designed the set and costumes for a Dutch National Ballet production of Coppelia. In 2009, he won the Golden Paint Brush for Boven in een groene linde zat een moddervette haan (Up in a Green Lime Tree Sat a Big, Fat Rooster). In 2012, he won the same award once again for the illustrations he created to accompany Annie M.G. Schmidt’s poems in Een vijver vol inkt (published in English as A Pond Full of Ink, with translations by David Colmer). His work has been published in America, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Denmark and Germany.

Feodoor Has Seven Sisters

Feodoor Has Seven Sisters

Just imagine it happened to you: seven older sisters, all of them crazy about you. It may sound nice, but it isn’t. And that’s what Feodoor finds out in Feodoor heeft zeven zussen (Feodoor Has Seven Sisters).

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Mr Finney and the World Turned Upside-down

Mr Finney and the World Turned Upside-down

Mr Finney lives in a house he built himself and he knows every inch of his garden. He usually sits with his best friend Snail on the lowest branch of his favourite tree, but their peaceful life changes when Pinky Pepper arrives, a bright pink flying creature that zaps all over the world at great speed.

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Alexander Calder’s Wonderful Wire

Alexander Calder’s Wonderful Wire

With his two Golden Paint Brush awards, Sieb Posthuma is one of the top illustrators in the Netherlands. His new picture book about Alexander Calder reveals a different side to this extremely versatile artist.

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