written by Lília
Annie M.G. Schmidt is best known for her children’s book was born on May 20th, and in the Netherlands, this day is celebrated with many activities in schools and libraries. The celebration might be in Dutch, but we think she deserves a space here too since some of her most famous books have been translated into English. Anna Maria Geertruida Schmidt, better known as Annie M.G. Schmidt by all her fans, was a well-rounded Dutch writer and journalist, who wrote a lot of poetry, lyrics, books, plays, musicals, nursery rhymes, and scripts for radio- and tv-series.
She is mostly known for her Dutch work, such as Pluk van de Petteflet, Abeltje, Jip en Janneke, Dikkertje Dap (nursery rhymes), and Ja zuster, nee zuster (tv-series).