Friday, 27 September 2013 - 04:24
Children’s Book Bettine Vriesekoop
Ex-table tennis star Bettine Vriesekoop publishes this week her first children’s book during the Week of Children’s Books. The book with the title ‘Little Ming and the Golden Grashopper’ will be available from Saturday October 5. On that day the exhibition ‘ Ming, emperors, artists and traders in Ancient China’ will be opened in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The book is the story about a little Chinese girl, ‘Little Ming’, who is attending a table tennis school in a faraway city and who gets homesick. To cheer her up the school director takes the girl every Sunday to the museum where she learns everything about the Ming emperors and dragons. After her successful table tennis career, Vriesekoop studied Sinology at the university of Leiden.. From 2006 till 2009 she worked as an international correspondent for the NRC. At this moment she is writing a book about women in China.