Anke Felix-Faure-de Vries & Piet Grobler
Trim size: : 21,5 x 25,5 cm | 32 pages
Antonia loves to sing – she is the Bianca Castafiore of the forest, who thinks of herself as a golden-voiced creature. When she starts to sing in the morning, all the animals groan – but it does rouse them from their slumbers. All the same, they would prefer to silence Antonia’s ‘divine’ voice.
One day Antonia decides she’s had enough and leaves. Only then do the animals notice what they are missing. They don’t wake up in the morning and somehow they even start missing that out-of-tune warbling.
Antonia returns in disguise and hears the animals praising her. So she decides to return to them for good. The next morning, her unique, inimitable voice wakes them all up again.
Anke de Vries has written numerous children’s books, including classics such as Bruises, The Secret of Mories Besjoer and Belledonne, Room 16. Many of her stories are set in her beloved France where she resides with her artist husband.
Piet Grobler was born in South Africa. He studied graphic design and journalism and worked as a graphic designer and editor in the field of advertising and publications. Now a well-established artist, he has won many national and international prizes. These include a silver medal at the Noma Concours in 1997, the Octogone de Chine in 1999 and the Primo Alpi Apuane in 2000 as well as the Tiene Holloway Medal in 1997. Piet Grobler is Course Leader for illustration at the University of Worcester.