Annet Schaap

Annet Schaap (b. 1965) worked for years as a popular illustrator for various authors, until she made her debut as both the writer and illustrator of Lampje (2017), which has received widespread critical acclaim at home and abroad.



The story of how this book came to be is a tale in itself. Over fifteen years ago, Van de Vendel met a family of Afghan refugees. One of the children, Anoush, who was 17 at the time, told him about his dangerous journey to the Netherlands, and the two of them wrote a book about it together.

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