Jaap Robben (b. 1984) is a Dutch writer, poet and stage director. Since 2000 he has written poems and stories for both children and adults, often in collaboration with illustrator Benjamin Leroy. Their first book, ‘Shall We Make a Forest?’, was shortlisted for the Gouden Uil for Children’s Literature, and it marked the start of a productive partnership, with author and illustrator planning out their work together from start to finish.
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