Margriet Heymans (b. 1932) was born into a large family in Den Bosch and lived through the Second World War as a child. She studied at art academy, also teaching there for many years. She has written and illustrated such books as Lieveling, boterbloem (1989) and, together with her sister Annemie, she created De prinses van de moestuin (1991) and De wezen van Woesteland (1997). For her use of language and her illustrations she has won almost all of the prizes possible to win in the Netherlands.