Tonke Dragt

Tonke Dragt

Tonke Dragt was born in 1930 in Jakarta. When she was twelve, she was imprisoned in a Japanese camp during the war, where she wrote her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. After the war, she and her family moved to the Netherlands, where she became an art teacher. In 1962 she published her most famous story, The Letter for the King, which won the Children’s Book of the Year Award and has been translated into sixteen languages. The Secrets of the Wild Wood followed in 1965. Dragt was awarded the State Prize for Youth Literature in 1976 and was knighted in 2001.

Edited by 2018-03-17 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (2)
2015  The Secrets of the Wild Wood (The Letter for the King, #2)
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2013  The Letter for the King (The Letter for the King, #1)
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