Imme Dros

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Imme Dros

Imme Dros (born 26 September 1936, Oudeschild, Texel) is a Dutch writer of children's literature.

Life[edit]

Dros grew up on the island of Texel. She studied Dutch in Amsterdam. There she met her husband Harrie Geelen, with whom she had three children. As a homemaker, she wrote her first book in 1971. Her husband has illustrated several of her books. She currently resides in Hilversum.

Work[edit]

In the 70s Dros wrote books mainly about animals. Young adolescents were her main theme in the 80s. In that time she also shifted towards books for a younger audience. From the 90s on she made the classic works of Homer and other Greek mythology stories into new forms.One of those books about a character from Greek Mythology is Odysseus : een man van verhalen, this book describes how Odysseus tries to get back home after the Trojan War. The book is written in a rather poetic style of writing. Many of her works have received awards from Dutch literary critics.

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