Edward van de Vendel en Floor de Goede

Miss Eenhoorn

A humorous story about being different and daring to stay true to yourself.

In this book, an endearing bunch of losers of a beauty contest join forces. Ayla, Juultje, Tinker & Swing and Miep are disqualified from the contest because they are a zebra (striped), pony (too small), stallions (boy horses) and a seahorse (way too small). The five of them decide that this is not fair – and they fight back.

Van de Vendel has gone to town with silly qualifying rounds and vain presenters, writing a humorous and at times touching book about being different, daring to stay true to yourself and real friendship. Because ultimately that’s what unites this mixed assortment of participants: the unconditional support they find in one another.

Floor de Goede, originally a comics artist, provides the perfect match for this story with his cartoonish drawings, lending the book all the appeal of an animated film. With its cheerful exuberance, this is a layered book about inclusivity and the precarious nature of fame.

Edward van de Vendel

Edward van de Vendel (b. 1964) trained to be a teacher before becoming a writer. He has won several Zilveren Griffel awards, the Woutertje Pieterse Prize and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.

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Miss Eenhoorn (2020). Kinder- en jeugdboeken, 73 pagina's.
Aantal woorden: 3.944


Floor de Goede

Age: 6+


English (PDF document)



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