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Nine Open Arms: Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book 2015
Benny Lindelauf is a multi-award-winning Dutch children's book author who has published twelve books in Holland, several of which have appeared in translation. He also teaches creative writing to adults and children. His book, Nine Open Arms has been translated into six languages, including Czech and Korean, and both it and its Dutch sequel, Fing's War, have won several prestigious awards in the Netherlands.