Ludwig Volbeda

Ludwig Volbeda (b. 1990) studied illustration at the AKV Sint Joost in Breda. He lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2013 he won the Fiep Westendorp Prize for young illustrators.

How Tortot Lost His Fish’s Heart

How Tortot Lost His Fish’s Heart

This is a book that deserves a large international audience for its subject matter alone. With a great deal of humour, Benny Lindelauf describes a pointless war of the kind that could have taken place not all that long ago, not all that far away. Are we reading about the American civil war? Or are these scuffles and skirmishes Napoleonic? For the soldiers, it does not really matter: at the appointed time, they meet up to fight, and sometimes one army loses, sometimes the other.

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