Illustrator

Linde Faas

Linde Faas (b. 1985) works as an animator, artist of fine art drawings and illustrator. Faas illustrated many books of different authors, Dutch and international. In 2018 she published her first own picturebook Ik neem je mee (Come with me), followed by De jongen en de walvis (The boy and the whale) in 2019. She lives in Northern Norway, where she finds her inspiration in the wild nature of the arctic north.

Notes for Pelle

Notes for Pelle

‘It sometimes seemed like there was less and less air in the house every day,’ says 12-year-old Pelle about the claustrophobic atmosphere since his dad passed away a year ago. He wonders when grief actually comes to an end. His dad used to say his mum’s eyes were the colour of the Aegean Sea, but ‘over the past year, Mum had cried the entire Aegean empty’. But then she gives Pelle a shoebox full of notes from his dad. Every week he gets to open one and do whatever the note says.

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Matey

Matey

The man who runs the scrapyard just outside the village is a troll, the teacher is a witch and the nursery owner is a kidnapper. No one realises, though, except for Ties and his invisible friend, Matey. Luckily, Matey is also a superhero. They’re the only ones who can save the world – so that’s what they do. They just have to accept that no one understands them and that angry neighbours keep phoning Ties’s parents or banging on the front door almost every day.

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