Sjoerd Kuyper en Marije Tolman

De grote Robin

Three award-winning Robin books in a wonderful collection for reading aloud

Last year, Sjoerd Kuyper won the Theo Thijssen Prize for his body of work as a children’s author. His stories combine readability with literary skill and depth.

‘Kuyper’s stories are real and vivid, philosophical and warm, rhythmic and balanced, nostalgic and humorous – sometimes all at the same time,’ said the jury for the Theo Thijssen Prize, reserving particular praise for Kuyper’s read-aloud stories about Robin. The dreamy young boy from a village beside the Dutch dunes made his first appearance in children’s literature in 1990 and has returned regularly ever since.

The Big Robin combines Kuyper’s three award-winning titles: Robin en Suze (Robin and Suze), Robin en God (Robin and God) and Robin is verliefd (Robin’s in Love). These are big stories about small events. Kuyper deals with important issues directly and openly. The child, with his honesty, innocence and lack of inhibition, is the central figure in this author’s work. Marije Tolman’s charming illustrations conjure up a safe little world where the imagination triumphs.

Kuyper writes as though he is painting. You have to read with your eyes halfclosed, as a blinding golden gleam of hay and summer sun shines out at you from between the lines.

de Volkskrant

Sjoerd Kuyper

Sjoerd Kuyper (b. 1952) made his writing debut in 1974 with a collection of poems for adults. He wrote various stories for television, among them Majesteit, Uw ontbijt (‘Your Breakfast, Sire’) and Het zakmes (‘The Pocket Knife’) which was also filmed and received fourteen awards, among them…

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De grote Robin (2012). Kinder- en jeugdboeken, 192 pagina's.


Marije Tolman

Age: 5+

Thema's: prentenboek



Vijverlaan 48
NL - 3062 HL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 206 29 29
Fax: +31 10 414 15 60

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