Linda Luchtman has a vivid imagination and a passion for writing and learning. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in educational science, with a specialization in brain-based teaching.
Linda believes stories can be a beautiful way for children to connect emotionally to a theme, and from that emotional opening, a bridge can be made to learning and education.
Her first book for a Dutch audience was a cute little book for toddlers that rhymed, called "De Billenbijter (The Bum Biter). This booklet will be translated in 2023–2024. In Linda’s first book for an international audience "Sitou’s Journey into the World of Emotions", she combines her two passions: writing a story and a number of educational assignments to help the child apply the lessons in the story to their own lives.
Linda lives in the Netherlands with her partner Mike, daughter Lara, and cat Nicky.
This book is proof of the power of storytelling to help children navigate their emotions and learn. A must-read that seamlessly combines storytelling and interactive learning.
Elementary School Teacher
How do I order De Billenbijter?At the moment De Billenbijter is only available in Dutch. You can contact me via my email address (see contact) and I can send the book to your home address after I received the payment for both book and delivery cost.
Where can I order Sitou's Journey into the World of Emotions?In the US, UK and Canada, you can order on Amazon, publishing date 30 September 2023: https://lnkd.in/enddADhS In the Netherlands Bol.com will publish it from September 30, 2023.
Why is the illustrator's name not on the cover of Sitou's Journey into the World of Emotions?The illustrator transferred the rights to the illustration to me. So, I own the intellectual property rights to the illustrations since I have described in detail how each illustration needs to look like and provided the illustrator with feedback during the process. Because I want to give her the recognition for her beautiful work, her name is written in the Colophon and on the several platforms the book can be bought. She can use the illustration for her own marketing purposes.
What does De Billenbijter book look like?The book is a hardcover square 18x18cm. It has a black and white print and 250 grams paper quality. It has a bit of an 'old school'-appearance :-)