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Maranke Rinck

Maranke Rinck (b. 1976) studied a number of different subjects before graduating in social studies and going on to educate primary-school teachers. She also writes stories. Meisjes om te zoenen and Het prinsenkind, written for the illustrations of Martijn van der Linden, are her first published works.

Meisjes om te zoenen

Meisjes om te zoenen

(Lemniscaat, 2006, 28 pagina's)

Meisjes om te zoenen (Kiss the Girls) is a wonderful variation on the Grimms’ fairytale of the frog prince. The little frog, looking for a sweetheart, welcomes a bunch of beautifully dolled-up girl animals to his castle.

In her light-hearted tone, Maranke Rinck tells a cleverly devised relay story, portraying every girl, each in a different room, with all her ambitions and her nerves: what will the frog prince turn into if he kisses the girl of his choice?

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Ik voel een voet!

Ik voel een voet!

(Lemniscaat, 2008, 36 pagina's)

Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden’s new picture book is based on a classic oriental legend. Tortoise, Bat, Octopus, Bird and Goat are sleeping in their hammock high above the ground. Suddenly they hear a sound – something is rustling in the pitch-black night. The animals go to investigate and each of them thinks they can feel something different, as they all see things from their own point of view. So they’re very surprised when the mysterious rustling turns out to be not a terribly big tortoise or a gigantic goat, but just an elephant.

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Memorykonijn

Memorykonijn

(Lemniscaat, 2015, 51 pagina's)

The Other Rabbit opens with a double-page spread of match-the-pairs cards. Only one of the cards is turned over to show a picture.

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Tangramkat

Tangramkat

(Lemniscaat, 2016, 52 pagina's)

First there was the innovative Memorykonijn (published in English as The Other Rabbit), a picture book based on the famous memory game, and now Maranke Rinck (b. 1976) and Martijn van der Linden (b. 1979) have come up with a playful way to turn the Chinese tangram puzzle into a book.

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