Edward van de Vendel

Books

Misjka
with Anoush Elman
with illustrations by Annet Schaap

Misjka is the 8+ book that I wrote, based on some true stories by Anoush Elman. Earlier we worked together on the young adult novel The boy who found happiness (Dutch: De gelukvinder).

Misjka is about Roya, who asks her parents for a pet, now that her family finally got a permit to stay in The Netherlands after having fled from Afghanistan. Roya starts telling the little rabbit they buy (Misjka) about the trip they made as refugees. But then, one morning, Misjka disappears...

The warm illustrations in full colour are by Annet Schaap.

  • In addition to the awards the book received for the text, Annet Schaap was also awarded for the illustrations. She received the Dutch Silver Brush 2023.

  • Book design by Roald Triebels.

  • Sample translations into English and Brazilian Portuguese are available.

  • The Dutch Literature Fund made a special in English about this book. Read it here.

  • Rights can be obtained at my publisher, Querido, Amsterdam: here.

Awards

Translations

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Mischka

Language
German
Translator
Rolf Erdorf
Publisher
Thienemann-Esslinger
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Language
English
Translator
Nancy Forest-Flier
Publisher
Levine Querido
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[yet to be published]

Language
Italian
Translator
Laura Pignatti
Publisher
Sinnos
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Language
French
Translator
Maurice Lomré
Publisher
L'école des loisirs
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Language
Macedonian
Publisher
Cudna Suma
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Language
Latvian
Publisher
Liels un Mazs
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Language
Estonian
Publisher
Päike ja Pilv
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[yet to be published]

Language
Japanese
Translator
Etsuko Nozaka
Publisher
Sayzansha Ltd.