Book
Dutch

Toen niemand iets te doen had

Toon Tellegen (author), Mance Post (illustrator)
In series:
Target audience:
9-11 years and up
Bundel korte, soms ongewone, verhalen over een eekhoorn en andere dieren. Vanaf ca. 10 jaar.
Extra subject
dieren, Bekroonde boeken, verhalen
Title
Toen niemand iets te doen had
Author
Toon Tellegen
Illustrator
Mance Post
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: Querido, 1999
142 p. : ill.
ISBN
90-214-3270-6

Reviews

Bundel korte verhaaltjes over een eekhoorn en andere dieren. Het zijn prachtige, filosofisch getinte, teksten. Ze doen wel enigszins ongewoon aan, maar worden nergens saai. De verhalen hebben geen titel. Elke eerste zin van een nieuw verhaal is in grotere letters gedrukt. De vette, zwart afgedrukte, linoleumsneden spreken voor zich en vullen de teksten uitstekend aan. Gebonden uitgave in pocketeditieformaat, kleine druk, fleurige omslag. Bedoeld om zelf te lezen vanaf ± 10 jaar. Bekroond met de Gouden Griffel 1988.

About Toon Tellegen

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Antonius Otto Hermannus (Toon) Tellegen (born 18 November 1941) is a Dutch writer, poet, and physician, known for children's books, especially those featuring anthropomorphised animals, particularly those about an ant and a squirrel. His writings are also enjoyed by adults, due to the amusing, bizarre situations that Tellegen creates, as well as their dealings with philosophical subjects.

For his lasting contribution as a children's writer, Tellegen was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.

Biography

Tellegen was born in Brielle. He studied medicine at the University of Utrecht, and worked as a general practitioner in Amsterdam. After writing for many years mainly for adults, Tellegen switched to children's stories. His first children's book, written in 1984, was Er ging geen dag voorbij: negenenveertig verhalen over de eekhoorn en de andere dieren (English: Not A Day W…Read more on Wikipedia

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