Authors » Hetty Verolme
Hetty’s family was torn apart following the 1940 German Invasion of the Netherlands and rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the ‘Children’s House’ in Belsen Concentration Camp. As one of the eldest Hetty became the ‘Little Mother’ helping to care not only for her siblings but the other children as well. In a direct and powerful style, Hetty recalls one of the remarkable largely untold story of the Holocaust — the extraordinary struggle and survival of this group of 40 children through those terrible years.
Winner, Christina Stead Award, 2000
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.