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Tonke Dragt

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.... MoreThe Letter for the King

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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... MoreThe Secrets of the Wild Wood

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5th March 2020

The Letter for the King

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

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6th November 2014

The Letter for the King (Winter Edition)

A gorgeous winter edition of the bestselling classic fantasy novel, acclaimed as a Times, Sunday Times and Metro Book of... MoreThe Letter for the King (Winter Edition)

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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 ... MoreThe Song of Seven

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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... MoreThe Secrets of the Wild Wood (Winter Edition)

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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... MoreThe Goldsmith and the Master Thief

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