Annet Schaap (1965) is best known in the Netherlands as the author of the critically acclaimed children's book Lampje (2016). She is also known as the illustrator for successful authors such as Francine Oomen, Jacques Vriens and Janneke Schotveld. After studying at two art schools, she has illustrated around two hundred picture books since 1991. She studied creative writing and worked for a youth theatre as a poster maker and scriptwriter, with a dream of one day creating a book that she would both illustrate and write. Lampje, Schaap's literary debut, came as a complete surprise to most readers and was soon declared to be one of the best children's books of the year. Critics unanimously praised Lampje, translated as Lampie and the Children of the Sea in 2019, and in 2018 it won the Gouden Griffel, the most prestigious Dutch prize for children's literature.
Annet Schaap at Imagine Children's Festival
Sea the World of Illustration: Annet Schaap's reading from Lampie and drawing workshop at the Image Children's Literature Festival.
All Back to Ours: In the Playroom with Lampie & The Children of The Sea
We join Annet Schaap as she does a live illustration from Lampie and the Children of the Sea as her translator Laura Watkinson reads from this wonderful book.
Annet Schaap: Lampie
Annet Schaap talks with Emma Carroll (Letters from the Lighthouse) about her prize-winning novel, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Lampie and the Children of the Sea with Annet Schaap and Laura Watkinson
Join Annet Schaap, one of the Netherlands best loved illustrators and translator Laura Watkinson at this draw along session and hear the story of Lampie, the lighthouse keeper’s daughter who has to light the lanterns and keep ships safe from the rocks. This charming, prizewinning story has as many twists as a mermaid’s tail and is set to be a modern classic.