This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Friso Henstra (1928–2013)

Author of Mighty Mizzling Mouse

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
21 (10,044)127404,476 (3.88)10
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Friso Henstra was a sculptor and book illustrator from the Netherlands. Born in Amsterdam in 1928, he was educated at Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten. After a fifteen-year career in sculpting, he began to develop as an illustrator and comic artist. His first work in this line was for such magazines as Madriil, Olidin and Kris-Kras. In 1968 Henstra began teaching at the Art Academy in Arnhem, where he worked for sixteen years. In that same year he illustrated De Koningskruistocht, the Dutch translation of American author Jay Williams' Tomorrow's Fire, and was invited to illustrate some of Wiliams' original American editions. His work on Williams' The Practical Princess was awarded the BIB (Biennale of Illustration Bratislava) 1969 Golden Apple. Many award-winning titles followed. Henstra began writing stories of his own in 1978, with Wait and See. He was awarded the prestigious Gouden Penseel award in 1992, for his work on Sylvia Hofsepian's Waarom Niet. Henstra died in 2013.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.88)
1 24
1.5 5
2 64
2.5 12
3 415
3.5 103
4 662
4.5 42
5 461

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Friso Henstra is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Friso Henstra is composed of 1 name.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,606,163 books! | Top bar: Always visible