Narrative plates
Dutch

Bijna jarig

Imme Dros (author), Harrie Geelen (illustrator)
Target audience:
3-5 years and up
Title
Bijna jarig
Author
Imme Dros
Illustrator
Harrie Geelen
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Brussel: ABC, [2009?]
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About Imme Dros

Imme Dros (born 26 September 1936, Oudeschild, Texel) is a Dutch writer of children's literature.

Life

Dros grew up on the island of Texel. She studied Dutch in Amsterdam. There she met her husband Harrie Geelen, with whom she had three children. As a homemaker, she wrote her first book in 1971. Her husband has illustrated several of her books. She currently resides in Hilversum.

Work

In the 70s, Dros wrote books mainly about animals. Young adolescents were her main theme in the 80s, during which time she also shifted towards writing for a younger audience. From the 90s on she made the classic works of Homer and other Greek mythology stories into new forms. For example, her book Odysseus : een man van verhalen, describes how Odysseus attempts to return home after the Trojan War. It is written in a rather poetic style of writing. Many of her works have received awards from Dutch literary …Read more on Wikipedia

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