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Juvenile fiction

Paul Biegel

Paul Biegel born in 1925 in Bussum, is one of Holland's most highly ac- claimed writers for children. His fairytale books and stories are timeless and capture the hearts of children and adults, not only in Holland but around the world. He is one of those rare writers who - through the style, structure and depth of their books - succeed in raising writing for children to the level of lit- erature and he has enjoyed uninterrupted success with both readers and critics. He is a unique voice in Dutch children's literature: a ‘master narrator with the heart of a robber', as he has been called. Influenced by Tolkien and the Grimm brothers, Paul Biegel uses rich motifs with fairies, witches, dwarfs, giants, rob- bers, kings and princesses.

His distinguished work is described as imaginative, lyrical, inventive and funny combined with a fantastic flow of multi-layered plots and unexpected endings. Throughout the years, Biegel's work has been published successfully in English, French, German, Danish, Swedish, Welsh, South African, Japanese, Turkish, Greek and Spanish.

books by Paul Biegel:

Beachcomber Tim
Beachcomber Tim
I wish I was different
I wish I was different
King of the Copper Mountains
King of the Copper Mountains
Night Stories
Night Stories
Robber Hupsadaisy
Robber Hupsadaisy
The curse of the Wildwulf
The curse of the Wildwulf
The gardens of Dorr
The gardens of Dorr
The Little Captain
The Little Captain
The Red Princess
The Red Princess
Virgil of Tuil
Virgil of Tuil