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Tonke Dragt

  • 5 stars across 7 books
    Tonke Dragt was born in Jakarta in 1930 and spent most of her childhood in Indonesia. When she was twelve, she was interned in a camp run by the Japanese occupiers, where she wrote (with a friend) her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. Her family moved to the Netherlands after the war and, after studying at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Dragt became an art teacher. She published her first book in 1961, followed a year later by The Letter for the King, which won the Children's Book of the Year award and has been translated into sixteen languages. Dragt was awarded the State Prize for Youth Literature in 1976 and was knighted in 2001.
    5th June 2014

    The Letter for the King

    The bestselling classic fantasy novel, acclaimed as a Times, Sunday Times and Metro Book of the Year A young messenger.... More

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    1st October 2015

    Poles Apart!

    Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The Secrets of the Wild Wood

    A Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 'Fans of The Letter for the King will be delighted with its sequ... More

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    3rd November 2016

    The Song of Seven

    A exciting adventure by the author of the international bestseller The Letter for the King SEVEN PATHS. SEVEN UNLIKELY ... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Secrets of the Wild Wood (Winter Edition)

    A stunning gift edition of the thrilling Sunday Times and Telegraph Book of the Year, the sequel to the bestselling adve... More

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    5th March 2020

    The Letter for the King (Netflix Tie-in)

    When Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He mu... More

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    5th November 2020

    The Goldsmith and the Master Thief

    Laurenzo and Jiacomo are identical twins, as alike as two drops of water. No one can tell them apart (which comes in ver... More

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