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Anna Woltz

Anna Woltz (b. 1981) has written twenty-five books for young readers. Some of her books are adventurous stories for ten-year-olds, others are challenging young adult novels. Her books have been translated into twenty-three languages and have won many prizes. Woltz’s books are loved by both children and adults. Children enjoy the exciting, funny and sometimes crazy adventures and the lovable characters. Adults have praised Woltz for her beautiful language, psychological depth and fresh, humorous narrative voice.

Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess

Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess

(Querido Kind, 2013, 167 pagina's)

Anna Woltz writes small adventures that are deceptively straightforward in their tone. What makes her such a good children’s writer is that she understands that children want first and foremost to read an exciting adventure story, but at the same time her characters – and her readers – also learn a great deal about themselves and about life.

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Honderd uur nacht

Honderd uur nacht

(Querido Kind, 2014, 216 pagina's)

Tension and psychology are perfectly balanced in this cinematic young-adult novel. Emilia, a 14-year-old Dutch girl, flies to New York all on her own when it comes out that her father, who also happens to be her school headmaster, has been sending inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student.

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Gips

Gips

(Querido, 2015, 166 pagina's)

Stacks of books have been written about divorce, but rarely as originally as in Plaster. In sparkling dialogue and a tone that is light-hearted yet sharp, Anna Woltz speaks through her character, a quirky twelve-year-old girl, about divorcing parents, broken hearts, a wounded family and hoping against hope.

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Alaska

Alaska

(Querido Kind, 2016, 192 pagina's)

After a first disastrous day at school, during which she’s completely humiliated, Parker discovers that her dog, Alaska, is living with the biggest bully in her class. Her family had to let Alaska go because of her brother’s allergy. Parker can’t stand the thought that her beloved Alaska is now an assistance dog for the horrible Sven, who su ers from epileptic fits. So she decides one night to kidnap the dog. Her plan does not go well, and she ends up talking to Sven.

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Naar de wolven

Naar de wolven

(Querido, 2019, 32 pagina's)

Fabeltje the dog doesn’t think much of the new baby in the house. But then a fairy-tale adventure makes the pup realize that Benjamin is more than ‘a toy’.

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