Books by Loek Koopmans

THE MAGICAL WISHING FISH by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Although an additional purchase for most purposes, this might have a place in a religious school or for a family of faith. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
Bigger houses, more important titles: sounds like the wishes of many of today's professionals and entrepreneurs. Read full book review >
THE OX AND THE DONKEY by Günter Spang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a quiet sort of miracle, accomplished with no outward sign of supernatural agency. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bright, misty lighting gives Koopmans's (Cinderella, 1999, etc.) delicately modeled crèche scenes a mystical air, nicely suiting Spang's tale of a bullying ox who is transformed by the Nativity, becoming a loving friend to the donkey, his former victim. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS VISITOR by Anneliese Lussert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"A humble story, with a warm fire glowing at its core. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There are no surprises in this cozy Christmas tale, nor does it need any. Read full book review >

An Austrian version of the familiar story about a lost mitten that becomes a home for an accumulation of animals. Read full book review >