Annemarie Van Haeringen
Born in 1959 in Haarlem, Holland. She grew up in a rowhouse along with her three sisters and twenty cats, three dogs, a pony, many rabbits, turtles, mice, a monkey. This explains her love for animals. After graduating from the Rietveld Art Academy, she started illustrating children’s books. She has won many awards, including the Golden Paintbrush twice (1999, 2000), which is granted in Holland to the best illustrations of the year.