Book
Dutch

De verjaardag van de eekhoorn

Toon Tellegen (author), Geerten Ten Bosch (illustrator)
Target audience:
6-8 years and up
Title
De verjaardag van de eekhoorn
Author
Toon Tellegen
Illustrator
Geerten Ten Bosch
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: Querido, 1995
[40] p. : ill.
ISBN
90-214-8392-0

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