Books by Marte Jongbloed

  • The (Rather) Gruesome Quest of Herre

    Marte Jongbloed

    | Children's Books | This book has 272 pages

    THE EXTREMELY FUNNY SEQUEL TO THE (NOT SO) DISASTROUS ADVENTURES OF HERRE, WHICH WAS TIPPED BY THE DUTCH CHILDREN’S JURY, NOMINATED FOR THE HOTZE DE ROOS PRIZE AND AWARDED THE FEATHER IN THE CAP BY THE SENATE OF THE CHILDREN’S JURY

    WITH LIVELY BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY IRIS BOTER

    Silke, Herre’s mother, is completely under the spell of a horrible man called Wallis. She’s so enchanted by him that she hardly takes any notice of Herre. Herre doesn’t trust Wallis one bit. What does this revolting man want from his mother? Before it’s too late, Herre ventures to the North Pole to find his missing father. Without his mother’s knowledge, he sets out on a dangerous mission. He could really use the help of his old neighbour, but where is Mr Teunissen? And does he manage to find his father in time?

    PRESS ON PREVIOUS WORK:
    ‘A funny and exciting children’s book with the allure of a classic.’ – Gerwin van der Werf, author and columnist

    ‘A wonderfully exciting book with all the right ingredients: suspense, humour, friendship and responsibility, and in just the right measures too. A must-read.’ – Van Kemenade & Hollaers Bookshop

    ‘All the little nuggets of wisdom for children have been brought together in an original, exciting story, told in a fantastically light-hearted manner.’ – Voorhoeve Bookshop

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  • The (not so) Disastrous Adventures of Herre

    Marte Jongbloed

    | Children's Books | This book has 288 pages

    October 2016

    AWARDED FEATHER IN THE CAP BY THE SENATE OF THE DUTCH CHILDREN’S JURY

    NOMINATED FOR THE HOTZE DE ROOS PRIZE

    * English sample translation *

    Boys and girls with a penchant for humour will love The (Not So) Disastrous Adventures of Herre by Marte Jongbloed.

    A few years ago Herre’s father disappeared during an expedition in the Arctic. Terrified that she will lose Herre too, his mother will not let him go to swimming lessons, cycle through traffic or climb ropes during gym class. One day, a new neighbour, Mr. Teunissen, moves in next door to Herre. Every now and then, Herre must help him with chores, but each time strange and dangerous things happen. Of course, his mother must not find out. How much longer will he be able to keep the secret? And who exactly is this Mr. Teunissen?

    With lively black-and-white illustrations by Iris Boter.

    PRESS ON THE (NOT SO) DISASTROUS ADVENTURES OF HERRE:
    ‘The “heroes” who read this book will particularly enjoy the smoothly written dialogue.’ – NBD BIBLION

    ‘Mary Poppins in the form of a next-door neighbour […] You can easily read chapter after chapter without tiring of it.’ – BOEKENBIJLAGE

    ‘A light-hearted and exciting story with a hint of mystery and lively illustrations.’– PLUIZUIT.BE

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