A Pond Full Of Ink

A Pond Full of Ink This whimsical collection of twelve poems by the famous Dutch author, first published sixteen years after her death, tells of a fairy tale writer who draws from his pond of ink, furniture that comes to life, three greedy robbers who steal the mood, and cleanliness-hating Belinda. The bouncing meter, rollicking rhyme, clever wordplay and zany characters are reminiscent of Silverstein and Prelutsky.  Bold expressive mixed-media artwork has a retro look. mjw
Title: A Pond Full Of Ink
Author: Annie M. G. Schmidt
Illustrator
: Sieb Posthuma
Publisher
: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Copyright
: 2014
Original language
: Dutch
Translator
: David Colmer
Original title
: Een vijver vol inkt
Original publisher
: Em. Querido Uitgeverij
Original copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-0-8028-5433-9
Hardcover pages
: 34
Age range
: 6-14
Genre
: Poetry
Author’s residence
: The Netherlands
Illustrator’s residence
: The Netherlands
Awards
: Hans Christian Andersen Award (Author), 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books Grades 3-5
Subjects
: Children’s poetry, Dutch, Europe, Netherlands, Western Europe

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