|Original title||Hotel Bonbien|
|Place of first publication||Amsterdam|
|ISBN original edition||9789024569373|
|Original Publisher||Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff B.V.|
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Siri lives in France together with her older brother and her parents, who have a hotel in the countryside, where many different people stop briefly to rest on their way to somewhere else. Siri loves her life there, but in the year she turns ten everything starts to be difficult: her parents argue a lot and the hotel is not going very well. Siri is afraid that her parents will divorce and that the hotel will be sold; she needs a miracle to sort things out…
Sharply written, with nice descriptions and funny dialogues, a novel for young readers which does not stop on the surface but has a deep insight of the emotional world of a little girl.
Enne Koens, after studying Drama, has been working as a writer and is the author of theather plays, songs, short stories and novels. She was awarded the Jonge Jury Debuutprijs, the debut prize, in 2013 and the prestigious Dutch “Vlag en Wimpel” prize for her second book.
Katrien Holland (Amsterdam, 1964) is an illustrator. She illustrates children’s books, magazines, brochures and educational material. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Tilburg (1982-1987). In 1989 she made her debut with her picture book Mijn Held (My Hero), for which she won the Premio Grafico Fiera di Bologna in 1990. Her second book Roekel (text by Imme Dros) received an ‘Illustrators of the Year Award Unicef’ in 1992.
Olga Amagliani has a degree in translation from the School for Interpreters and Translators in Trieste and a master’s degree in Audio-visual and Multimedia Translation. She lives in the Netherlands, where she has worked as a Lecturer in Italian. For the last ten years she has been working as a freelance translator collaborating with museums, publishing houses, subtitling companies and translation agencies.