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Meet Mylo Freeman, author Children's Book Week 2020, at Winternachten festival

Mylo Freeman
Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman will make the Picture Book of the Dutch Children's Book Week 2020, the largest reading promotion campaign for children in the Netherlands. Meet the creator of the Princess Arabella-series at Winternachten festival during Friday Night Unlimited and on Sunday 19 January at Theater Dakota.

After her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, she lived for several years in New York. She worked for magazines and started creating children's books. In 1998 she won the Kiekebook Prize for Potje!, which also apeared in translation. In the meantime she has produced about 50 picture books and is best known for her 12-part Princess Arabella series, now also a puppet series, an app and a play. It helps fill a much needed niche: picture books with more diversity. Freeman also leads workships, gives readings and appears in musical performances. She is the chair of Stichting3, which aims to stimulate diversity in children's literature via children's book festivals and reading-aloud competitions.

Posted on: Thursday 12 December 2019