The Man in the Clouds
Publication Date: April 2012
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When the Man in the Clouds creates a beautiful painting, people begin to make a pilgrimage up his mountain to see it for themselves--the misfits find it especially comforting. An art expert tells the artist that it is very valuable and he begins to think about differently, determined to protect it rather than share it. Finally, he sees that his greed and possessiveness has changed the way he sees the picture so he tosses it into the fire and looks out the window with fresh eyes, seeing again the beauty that enthralled him in the first place.
Koos Meinderts (1953) writes songs and poems, books, cabaret and theatre plays for adults as well as children. His books won several awards and one of them was nominated for the prestigious German Juvenile Literature Award.
Annette Fienieg (1959) has illustrated over eighty children's books, often those written by Koos Meinderts, has written. She has won, amongst other prizes, the annual Award of the Dutch Illustrators Guild.