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Joke van Leeuwen
The fork as a human

A puppeteer is invited to perform in a cultural centre somewhere in a rural village. Here it turns out that the puppet show, in which the main roles are a fork and a soup spoon, is too experimental for the audience. A teenager starts the resulting public mutiny and the show is stopped. Driving home in the dark the puppeteer loses her way. Her car gets stuck in the mud and she is forced to continue on foot. Between the trees she sees a burning light. Arming herself with the fork as a weapon of defence, Mrs. Oef walks towards the unknown house.

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Joke van Leeuwen

Joke van Leeuwen published her first children’s book in 1978. Since then she has published a series of children’s books for young and old, which have been translated into many languages and have received many prestigious awards.  Joke van Leeuwen has also written a few books for adults and regularly appears on stage with programmes in which she combines cabaret, literature and visuals.

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