The Child Cruncher

The Child Cruncher

By Mathilde Stein; Mies Van Hout (Illustrator)

Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, 9781590786352, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008


Being kidnapped is not as thrilling as one courageous girl had hoped. Her big, ugly villain turns out to be an ordinary child cruncher. What a disappointment Instead of taking her on all sorts of adventures, he only wants to eat her up. Luckily, she knows just what to do.

About the Author

Mies van Hout (1962) studied at the Arts Academy in Groningen, where she majored in graphic design. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Over the years, she illustrated quite a lot of children's books. Her illustrations are cheerful and witty, painted skillfully and distinctly. Her books with Lemniscaat include Happy, Friends, and Surprise--all earned starred reviews.