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Dick Bruna - Author

Dick Bruna was born in Utrecht on 23 August 1927 – the year of the rabbit, according to the Japanese zodiac. As the son of a publisher, Dick was introduced to books and authors at an early age. He grew up in Zeist, surrounded by chickens, rabbits, dogs and a goat, and enjoyed a wonderful childhood with his brother Frits.

Though he began by training in publishing, Dick really wanted to be an artist, drawing inspiration from the bold use of colour by masters such as Leger and Matisse. After marrying his wife Irene in 1952, Dick took up a permanent position as a designer in the family’s publishing firm, A.W. Bruna & Zoon.

In 1975, Dick decided to work for himself, and the Miffy series really took off. He also started accepting poster and card commissions for organisations including Unicef, the Netherlands Red Cross, The Hague, Amnesty International and the Netherlands Dairies.

Now 87 years old, Dick Bruna continues to delight children and adults the world over with his enchanting drawings and stories. His work has won numerous awards and has featured in many prestigious exhibitions around the world.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Dick Bruna

Miffy at the Seaside
Dick Bruna
Miffy is off to the seaside - she can't wait to play in the sand, collect some pretty shells and build a castle. She might even swim in the sea! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Miffy in the Tent
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
Celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday with this gorgeous anniversary edition! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Miffy in the Snow
Dick Bruna
Iconic Miffy enjoys a wonderful day of fun in the snow. Told in a bouncy rhyming text everything she does – whizzing down the hill on a sledge, skating on the ice, building a snowman - gives her the greatest...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Miffy the Fairy
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Miffy has always dreamt about being a fairy so she could cast magic spells. Small, square and always with a robust, hardback...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Miffy at School
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/09/2014
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Miffy Goes Flying
Dick Bruna
Up up and away for Miffy as she experiences flying for the first time. This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton who has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/09/2014
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Miffy's Bicycle
Dick Bruna
Join Miffy as she dreams of all the adventures she will have on her bicycle on her own and with friends...Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/09/2014
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Miffy's First Day
Dick Bruna
A bright, interactive storybook focusing on the first day at school with stickers to add into the pages whilst reading and enjoying the fun Miffy story with your toddler.
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Format: Novelty book | Released 14/08/2014
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Miffy and the New Baby
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Miffy has a sibling and it's a little strange...Will mama bunny still love her? A lovely book that's full of reassurance. Small,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 22/05/2014
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Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were...
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Format: Hardback | Released 22/05/2014
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Miffy's Garden
Dick Bruna
How do flowers grow? What can Miffy do to help? Miffy experiences the pleasures of gardening for the first time... Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called...
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Format: Hardback | Released 22/05/2014
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Miffy on Holiday!
Dick Bruna
Miffy's going on holiday in this bright, interactive sticker storybook.
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Format: Novelty book | Released 22/05/2014
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Miffy
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2014
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Miffy at the Zoo
Dick Bruna
A pair of parrots, a zebra and a kangaroo - these are just some of the animals Miffy sees for the first time at the zoo! A perfect companion to a trip to the zoo. Small, square and always with...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2014
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Miffy at the Gallery
Dick Bruna
A great way to introduce young children to the modern art world. Simplifies forms of modern art to toddlers while retaining a child's sense of wonderment. A lovely read for children and parents alike. Small, square and always with a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2014
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Miffy's Play Date
Dick Bruna
A bright, interactive Miffy sticker storybook with stickers to add and a charming story to enjoy! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured...
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Format: Novelty book | Released 27/02/2014
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