No joy greater for a writer than receiving your author copies! In the midst of my first bout of Covid-19, a wonderful box of books arrived at my Berkeley writer’s abode. And this was a special shipment: the school edition of Boreas en de zeven zeeën!

When my publisher told me that Noordhoff publishers, the acclaimed educational publishing house in the Netherlands, wanted to acquire the rights for Boreas en de zeven zeeën [Boreas and the Seven Seas] to publish a school edition in their famous Lijsters series, I didn’t have to think twice. All my writer’s life I have wanted my books to spur on as many children as possible to improve their reading and to find joy in reading. And these lijsters are titles by top authors especially selected for exactly that reason. The school edition came out in May 2022 and, like all titles in the Lijsters series, they are extremely affordable for schools to purchase and add to their libraries.

And Boreas is in good company!

The 2022 title selection:

– Bibi Dumon Tak, Soldaat Wojtek
– Rob Ruggenberg, Haaieneiland
– Simon van der Geest, Geest
– Mina Witteman, Boreas en de zeven zeeën
– Roland Colastica, Vuurwerk in mijn hoofd