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Toon Tellegen - Author

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Toon Tellegen, born in Den Briel in 1941, is considered one of Holland’s finest poets and his work has been awarded many literary prizes. He has published more than twenty collections to date. While he considers himself in the first place a poet, he is also a well-known children’s book writer, whose animal stories delight children and adults alike. In addition he has also written novels for adults and several plays. Tellegen works as a GP and lives in Amsterdam with his wife.

Translations of Tellegen’s poems have been published in reviews and anthologies in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Russia. His poetry has also been widely published in British and American journals, and has been very well received. One of Tellegen’s collections, In N.., was translated into English and published in 1993 by Cross-Cultural Communications in New York. A more recent collection of translations, About love and about nothing else, has just been completed and will hopefully find a publisher in the not too distant future.

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A Great and Complicated Adventure
Toon Tellegen - illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
The squirrel, the ant, the elephant and friends return in a new collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen. With lively imagination Toon brings a magical world to the reader where anything can happen: a snail can fly, the sky...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Far Away Across the Sea
Toon Tellegen - illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
Discover a whole wealth of extraordinary stories and letters in this new collection of animal tales from Toon Tellegen. Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg's delicate illustrations, these charming stories will captivate readers of all ages. A Piece of Passion from...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/08/2010
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The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties
Toon Tellegen
A collection of nine absolutely charming short stories about friendship, dancing, memories, and lots of cake, all set in a wonderful world created by the author. This delightful title contains a forest, a river, an ocean, an oak tree and...
Lovereading Price: £11.99 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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Letters to Anyone and Everyone
Toon Tellegen - illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
Winner of the 2011 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation [translated by Martin Cleaver]. Discover an extraordinary treasury of letters in this wonderful collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen and beautifully illustrated with Jessica Ahlberg's delicate touch. Whether...
Lovereading Price: £11.99 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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