Kuyper, Sjoerd 1952-

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Kuyper, Sjoerd 1952-

(Dutch Cooper)

Personal

Born March 6, 1952, in Amsterdam, Netherlands; married; wife's name Marjie; children: Joost (son), Marianne. Education: University of Amsterdam, B.S. Hobbies and other interests: Music.

Addresses

Home—Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Career

Children's book author, beginning 1974.

Awards, Honors

Vlag en Wimpel, 1989, for Majesteit; Silver Medal, 1994, for Robin en Suze, and 1995, for Het eiland Klaasje; Gold Medal, 1997, for Robin en God; Glimworm prize, 1995, for Het eiland Klassje.

Writings

Mooie Gedichten, 1974, translated by Peter Nijmeijer as Aesthetic Poems, C.J. Aarts (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1974.

Ik herinner mij Klaas Kristiaan (poems), De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1974.

Handboek voor overleden knaagdieren, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1975.

Dagen uit het leven, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1977.

(Editor) Ontmoet de dichters, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1977.

(With Johan J. Diepstraten) Het nieuwe proza: interviews met jonge nederlandse schrijvers, illustrated by Siegfried Woldhek, Athenaeum/Loeb (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1978.

Een kleine jongen en z'n beer, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1978.

De glazen kamer: verhalen, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1979.

(With Johan J. Diepstraten) Dichters: interviews, illustrated by Siegfried Woldhek, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1980.

Ratten en flamingo's, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1982.

Een reisgenoot, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1985.

(With Johan J. Diepstraten) De verborgen steeg, illustrated by Gert Dooreman, B. Bakker (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1986.

De ogen van het paard, B. Bakker (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1987.

Het zand: verhalen, De Bezige Bij (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1987.

Majesteit, uw ontbijt (young-adult novel), illustrated by Gitte Spee, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1988.

Josje (also see below), illustrated by Jan Jutte, 1989.

Het zakmes (picture book; title means "The Penknife"), International Theatre & Film Books (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1991.

Josje's droom (also see below), illustrated by Jan Jutte, 1992.

Nachtkind, Veen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1992.

Zeepziederij de adelaar, L.J. Veen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1994.

Het eiland Klaasje (for children), illustrated by Jan Jutte, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1995.

De rode zwaan (young-adult novel), Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1996.

Alleen mijn verhalen nam ik mee (young-adult novel), Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherland), 1998.

Het boek van Josje (includes Josjie, Josje's droom, and Josje's lied), illustrated by Jan Jutte, 1999, translation by Patricia Crampton published under pseudonym Dutch Cooper as Josie, Mammoth (London, England), 2000, translation published under name Sjoerd Kuyper, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2005.

(With Annemarie van Häringen) Malmok, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1999.

Josje's lied (also see below), illustrated by Jan Jutte, 1999.

Eiber (picture book), CPNB (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2000.

De leukste jongen van de school (chapter book), Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2002.

Fanfare (picture book; with CD), Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2002.

Een muts voor de maan, illustrated by Jan Jutte, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2003.

Hoofden uit de mist: over de moderne jeugdliteratuur (nonfiction), L.J. Veen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2004.

"ROBIN" SERIES; PICTURE BOOKS

Robins zomer, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1990.

Robin en Suze, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1993.

Robin en Sinterklaas, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1993.

Robin op school, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1994.

Robin en God, illustrated by Sandra Klaassen, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1997.

Robin en Knor, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1997.

Robin en opa, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1998.

Robin en de zon, illustrated by Sandra Kaassen, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2001.

Robin is jarig, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2001.

Robin op het ijs, illustrated by Sandra Klaassen, Leopold (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2003.

Adaptations

Characters based on Kuyper's books have been adapted for award-winning television series. Het zakmes was adapted for video by Filmwest Associates Ltd. (Carson City, NE), 1991. De rode zwaan was adapted for film, 1999.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Bookbird (annual), 1999, review of Malmok, p. 64.

Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2006, review of The Swan's Child, p. 185.

School Library Journal, March, 2006, Elizabeth Bird, review of The Swan's Child, p. 195.

ONLINE

Sjoerd Kuyper Home Page, http://home.planet.nl/˜kuyper450 (March 19, 2007).

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