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Guus Kuijer - Author

Guus Kuijer (pronounced "Hoose Ky-yer") is one of the Netherlands' best-known and best-beloved writers, with published work spanning short-story collections, novels for children and adults, stage plays, and television scripts. His Polleke series has been made into a feature film. Guus lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In 2012 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren memorial Award. His books have been translated into more than ten languages, including English, Swedish, German, Italian and Japanese. The judges praised Kuijer’s ‘unprejudiced gaze and a sharp intellect” and his ability to “combine serious subject matter and razor-sharp realism with warmth, subtle humour, and visionary flights of fancy.”

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Book Of Everything
Guus Kuijer
Brought up under a very strict regime, Thomas observes all the things that are going around him – much of it, no one else sees. And he records it all in his secret notebook, writing down his hopes and fears...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2007
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The Book of Everything
Guus Kuijer
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award 2006. A magical story about the power of a child's imagination to free him from the tyranny of a brutalizing father. Thomas's father imposes a reign...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2006
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