Daan Remmerts de Vries and Piet Grobler

The Adventures of Odysseus

In sparkling prose with a generous helping of humor Remmerts de Vries breathed new life into the old stories in The Adventures of Odysseus. In his work, the Greek heroes don’t battle the outside world – the real struggle is within themselves. His heroes are bodybuilder types. But at the same time he makes clear that fighting lions, centaurs or seven-headed monsters isn’t the real challenge they are up against. Heracles’ real battle, for example, the thing that took all of his strength, ‘was keeping himself in check’.

Daan Remmerts de Vries

In his books Daan Remmerts de Vries (b. 1962) humorously holds up a mirror to parents and educators, but also to the children themselves. He won a Gouden Griffel for best Dutch children’s book of the year for Godje (Little God, 2002). De Noordenwindheks (The North Wind Witch, 2004) won a Zilveren…

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Avonturen van Odysseus (2015). Children's books, 36 pages.


Piet Grobler


Daan Remmerts de Vries


Hoogland & Van Klaveren

Korenmarkt 8
1621 BG Hoorn
Tel: +31 (0)229-277502

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