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Annie M. G. Schmidt

Dutch writer

1911   -   1995

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
language of expression: Dutch
occupation: playwright, writer, poet, children's writer, librarian, author
award received: Hans Christian Andersen Award, Constantijn Huygens Prize, Gouden Griffel, Zilveren Griffel, Theo Thijsen Award, Cestoda price, Edmond Hustinx Prize for playwrights, Golden Harp, Publieksprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek, Golden Paintbrush, Kinderboek van het jaar, Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury, Staatsprijs voor kinder- en jeugdliteratuur
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Anna Maria Geertruida "Annie" Schmidt (20 May 1911 – 21 May 1995) was a Dutch writer. She is called the mother of the Dutch theatrical song, and the queen of Dutch children's literature, praised for her "delicious Dutch idiom," and considered one of the greatest Dutch writers. An ultimate honour was extended to her posthumously, in 2007, when a group of Dutch historians compiled the "Canon of Dutch History" and included Schmidt, alongside national icons such as Vincent van Gogh and Anne Frank.Although Schmidt wrote poetry, songs, books, plays, musicals, and radio and television drama for adults, she is known best for children's books. Her best-known work for children may be the series Jip and Janneke. Many of her books, such as Pluk van de Petteflet, were illustrated by Fiep Westendorp. Schmidt received the 1988 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her lasting contribution as a children's writer. The biennial award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books.By the time she died in 1995 (of heart failure caused by euthanasia), she was an icon of the Dutch literary world, and even her death—peaceful, in the company of her friends and family—continues to be referenced in the Dutch media and played an important role in discussions of euthanasia.
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works

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Minoes

book

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

1970

Otje

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

1980

Marietje was bang voor water en zeep

poem written by Annie M. G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

Stoute kinderenhuis

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

Tandarts L.J.Langejaap

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

Pluk van de Petteflet

book by Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

1971

Lange familie Pijpestang

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

Er valt een traan op de tompoes

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

Wiplala

werk van Annie M.G. Schmidt

author: Annie M. G. Schmidt

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