Holland – a land full of surprises, strange traditions, free-spirited people, and a rich history.
Holland – the picture book
With the eye of an outsider but a warm heart for the country that became her new home, award-winning illustrator Charlotte Dematons paints in loving detail everything that makes the Netherlands so Dutch. From bike-riding retirees to a grandmother with her walker, from skating on the ice to the scenes of Avercamp, Brueghel and Bosch, the multicultural Dutch society is revealed and celebrated with wit and warmth.
A Thousand Things about Holland
A Thousand Things about Holland highlights all the details and tells the background stories. Read about the rich history of Holland. Withness the strange eating habits of the Dutch – what do they eat and why? Learn about Dutch traditions – why do they celebrate and in what way? Marvel at the architecture – what are Holland’s most famous buildings and what are their stories? What makes the Dutch so… Dutch? And much, much more…
Charlotte Dematons tells how she grew to know Holland as a foreigner (she was raised in France) and how she came to appreciate and like the Dutch. She confides how she went about selecting the myriad details in each of the intricate illustrations in Holland. Additionally, Jesse Goossens digs into the past and present of this strange little country called Holland, retelling the funniest, weirdest, and most insightful facts.
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