Author

Mathilde Stein

Mathilde Stein studied at the Arts Academy in France. She lives in the Netherlands, where she works as a communication and organisation adviser.

Scaredy Cat

Scaredy Cat

(Lemniscaat, 2005, 28 pages)

After years of domination by coloured pen-and-ink drawings, painting has definitely made a comeback amongst the younger generation of Dutch illustrators. Bang Mannetje (Scaredy Cat) by first-time children’s author Mathilde Stein and illustrator Mies van Hout was tipped for the top as last year’s most beautiful picture book.

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Miss Van Zanten and the Seven Robbers

Miss Van Zanten and the Seven Robbers

(Lemniscaat, 2011, 32 pages)

A band of rowdy robbers lies in ambush, waiting to attack the stagecoach. ‘“Hey! Men!” cried Berend. “Draw your pistols, quick! / Here’s the stagecoach, packed with cash and gold!” / Oh dear, they don’t know who’s inside. / If only they’d been told…’ Inside the coach is none other than Miss Van Zanten, a parenting expert who is determined to teach the motley crew some manners.

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