Oddball Amazement and Restless Waywardness. The Polymorphous Work of Joke van Leeuwen
(Annemie Leysen) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2015, № 23, pp 224-237
Van Leeuwen’s work is defined by border crossing, navigating effortlessly between the vague boundaries of books and poetry for toddlers, children and adults. Her books observe the world through intriguing characters, perfectly combining illustration and text, a mildly absurd style and a stunning virtuosity of language. With an extract from the novel Celebration of the Beginning (Feest van het begin) and an anthology of two poems.
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