Willem Poprok | Children's Fiction
Derick van der Walt
Scheepers Prize for Youth Literatue (2013)
Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature: silver (2009)
MER Prize for Youth Literature (2011)
The story of the Van Vuurens of Pretoria, who own the Blou Bul Slaghuis in the mall. There are three sons and a “laatlammetjie” little sister, with whom the youngest son, Willem, has a special bond. The story revolves around a competition for “Dad of the Year”, in which the sons enter their father.
This is an honest portrayal of an average South African family’s individual struggles, loves, hopes, fears and how these keep them together. Very funny at times – every reader will recognize dynamics from their own family life in this story.