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Book cover with an illustration of a girl sitting on the ground with a teddy bear. She's leaning against a wall with a drawing of a bird's cage.

On the run


Country: Belgium

Original title: Op de vlucht

Original language: Dutch


Age group: 5 - 7

Categories: Fiction, illustration

Inclusive towards: Socio-economic background, migration, cultural background


Author: Pimm van Hest

Illustrator: Aron Dijkstra


Number of pages: 32

Format (in mm): 210 x 290


Info on rights holder: Clavis Publishing

Rights sold: Arabic, Turkish, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Slovenian, Complex Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Polish.

You can request a full PDF and English translation by contacting or you can view a sample here.

Clavis Publishing has been one of the leading publishing groups of children's and juvenile books in Belgium, the Netherlands and the US for over 40 years now. We have a long and trusted reputation with publishers in over 30 language markets and are known for our high quality co-editions; rights for books, personalized publications and B2B specials. 


Our motto at Clavis Publishing is "we make children's dreams come true!". We believe that our books stimulate the imagination and dreams of the future generations. If children can realize their dreams, they will build a better world and a better future. We're convinced that the world of tomorrow will resemble the dreams of today's children! 


Full book cover with an illustration of a girl sitting on the ground with a teddy bear. She's leaning against a wall with a drawing of a bird's cage.


Just imagine … there is a war.
Actually, it’s almost unthinkable.
Especially for children who never found themselves in this situation.
With poetic sentences and impressive images On the Run takes children and their parents from a frightening, hopeless situation to a hopeful future.
In a touching way, that invites a conversation and gives food for thought.
Because, just imagine …



Info on the author:

Pimm van Hest (1975) was born in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. After having worked as a teacher for one year he started his studies in psychology when he met his present partner. Soon it became clear they wanted to adopt a child. In 2007 their daughter Moira came into their lives. Moira’s arrival was the inspiration for his first book. Pimm’s books are known for their strong, touching and universal topics and his books have been translated all over the world.



Info on the illustrator:

From the day that Aron Dijkstra (1992, Sneek, NL) could hold a pencil, he loved nothing more than inventing stories and bring them to life with drawings. Since then, nothing has changed, except that he graduated for a study of Illustration. In 2016 Aron made his debut as an author and illustrator with his picture book Nick the Knight, which was translated in many countries. His style of drawing is characterized by dynamic perspectives, accessibility and a lot of colors. He has a preference for traditional materials such as ink, pencil and paint. There is no computer involved.




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