Awee Prins – The Day the Sea Went Away
About the book
One fine—or rather not so fine—day, the sea appears to have vanished. All of the fish are in uproar. A tiny shrimp is determined to find the cause and moves heaven and earth to get the empty sea filled up again.
The Day the Sea Went Away contains funny, slightly absurd and loving children’s stories with more than a few winks at the adult world. They are the stories philosopher and writer Awee Prins invented for his two children Dylan and Duider. He describes a rabbit who wants to become an elephant, reveals how a pig kicks his mud addiction and how bears manage to keep their sheets clean during hibernation. These extraordinary stories have been brought to life with some 30 wonderful drawings by the acclaimed illustrator Thé Tjong-Khing.
Awee Prins (1957) is a philosopher and professor of phenomenology, hermeneutics and the philosophy of art at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He founded the Centre for Philosophy and Art there in 1991. In 2006, he received the prestigious Education Prize. That same year he published the philosophical bestseller Out of Boredom: a case for accepting the impermanence of things and for revaluing the everyday. Over the last few years Awee has championed a ‘philosophy of the everyday’.
Thé Tjong-Khing (1933) is an illustrator, predominantly of children’s books by authors such as Guus Keuijer and Dolf Verroen. He has received the Golden Pencil Award three times and in 2005 won both the Woutertje Pieterse Prize and the Silver Pencil for his book Where Is the Cake? In 2010 he received the Max Velthuijs Prize for his entire oeuvre.
Additional book information
- Children’s book
- ISBN 9789023463313
- Number of pages: 64
- World rights: De Bezige Bij
- Price: € 17,99