Leopold was founded in 1923 and evolved into a children- and young-adult publishing house in the 1950’s. From baby books to books for young adults, from poetry to exceptional non-fiction, Leopold publishes for all ages. Leopold has a lot of collaborations with museums, different organizations and the government. The first children’s book ever published is still in print: Johan Fabricius’ Java Ho! The Adventures of Four Boys Amid Fire, Storm, and Shipwreck.
Leopold hosts a lot of famous Dutch authors, for example the classic works of Tonke Dragt (The Letter for the King, The Secrets of the Wild Wood). Several popular brands are also published by Leopold, like Frog (Max Velthuijs) and Alfie (Paul van Loon). The beautiful Leopold picture books by renowned illustrators like Annemarie van Haeringen, Wouter van Reek and Ingrid Godon are taking a flight due to the fantastic teamwork with museums.
Not only classic authors and popular brands are a big part of Leopold. A younger generation of authors and illustrators is building a vast oeuvre. Books like Zeb. (Gideon Samson & Joren Joshua) and Fright Night (Maren Stoffels) shake up the world of children’s literature.
For more information about our titles or a possible collaboration please contact us.
Rights manager Leopold, Ploegsma and Condor Books
Phone: +31 20 55 11 262
Rights & Licenses
1097 DN Amsterdam
P.O. Box: Postbus 1050, 1000 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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