Biography

Bouhys, Mies & Ridge, Antonia

Mies Bouhys (1928–2008) was a Dutch author, scriptwriter and television director. She was a prize winning poet, but was best known for her children’s books. Co-author of The Little Red Pony (1960), Antonia Ridge (1895–1981) was a broadcaster and writer, and was also Dutch born. She was educated in the Netherlands and England, and  received the Writer’s Guild Award in 1969 for a radio play. Bouhuys and Ridge collaborated on several titles: Hurrah for a Dutch Birthday and Melodia as well as The Little Red Pony.

Finding the books
Not as reasonably priced as they once were, but still fairly easy to find.

Links and sources
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph and summary.
Wikipedia on Mies Bouhuys
Biographical information on Antonia Ridge
20th Century Children’s Writers, Third Edition

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