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Tonke Dragt

Tonke Dragt was born in 1930 in Batavia on the Dutch East Indies. After spending three years in a Japanese prisoner's camp during World War II, she moved to the Netherlands with her family. She went on to become a well-renowned writer and illustrator of children's literature. Her novel, The Letter for the King, was chosen as the best Dutch youth book of the latter half of the twentieth century.