At the end of the war, august 1945 Nell is released from a Japanese internment camp in Java. Her mother has passed away a few months earlier. Searching for her father in the chaos, she meets Tim - a young man who is looking for his family too.
Syl van Duyn (1956) is a Dutch children's book author. For several years, Magriet magazine published a weekly column by Syl. Hallo aarde, hier Maan, Mijn zus is een flussemus, Angels are published by her Dutch publisher Van Goor.
Her latest book, Op zoek naar jou (2020) was translated in English as Girl out of place by Ernestine Hoegen with the support of The Nederlands Letterenfonds.
In May 2021, Girl out of place was shortlisted for the Thea Beckman award, a prestigious award for the best Dutch historical youth book (12+).
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