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Lorette Broekstra

Lorette Broekstra writes and illustrates picture books. She lived in the Netherlands for eight years, where she worked as a freelance illustrator, before returning to Australia in 1996. As a mother of two young children, Emma and Ruben, she developed an interest in children’s literature, and in 1998 was inspired by her daughter’s teddy bear to create her first children’s book. Lorette has since written and illustrated many popular picture books.