The Letter for the King
Illustrated by Tonke Dragt, Translated by Laura Watkinson
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A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril. It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be
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Interest Age
9-11 years
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Additional Details

The Letter for the King
9781782690429
illustrated by Tonke Dragt
translated by Laura Watkinson
Pushkin Children's Books
7 November 2013
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460
1.94 MB
9-11 years (9-11)
Winter Edition
EN
Children's Fiction
Children/juvenile

Reviews

The story has the quality of a legend, a tale of ancient times. Over a million copies of the book have been sold worldwide. The Letter for the King has everything. Nederlands Dagblad There ought to be...
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Author Biography

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.