Once I picked the book up, I didn’t set it down until I finished it with tears in my eyes, perhaps because it called to mind two beloved books from my own childhood: “The Secret Garden” and “Treasure Island.” I was also moved by Schaap’s exceptional writing, which manages to be lyrical and whimsical, yet unsentimental.

Je kunt mindere recensies krijgen in The New York Times. Eowyn Ivey bespreekt Of Salt and Shore, de door Laura Watkinson vertaalde jeugdroman Lampje die in Nederland ook al zoveel lof en prijzen kreeg toebedeeld. Schrijfster Annet Schaap is zo trots als een aap.