Foreign rights

Leopold was founded in 1923 and evolved into a real 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 (A Letter for the King, The Secrets of the Wild Wood). Several popular brands are also created by Leopold, like Frog (Max Velthuijs), Alfie (Paul van Loon), Woozle & Pip (Guusje Nederhorst) and Olli (Diederiekje Bok and Hein Mevissen). 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.

In the meantime, younger authors (Gideon Samson, Maren Stoffels) also became a big part of Leopold. They are still very close to their readers and this is precisely their strength.

For more information about our titles or a possible collaboration please contact us.


Sophie Mulder
Rights manager Leopold, Ploegsma and Condor Books
Phone: +31 20 55 11 262

Rights & Licenses
Wibautstraat 133
1097 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

P.O. Box: Postbus 1050, 1000 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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