‘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 readaloud 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. This beautiful new edition brings together all stories about Robin. These are big stories about small events.
Sjoerd 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.