Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Liesje has heard about her father all her life. The story her mother tells her is that she met and married in Rio de Janeiro, and left him to return to Amsterdam because she was homesick. He is supposed to rejoin them after he has made a lot of money from his crocodile hunting business. In the meantime, they have been staying at her grandfather's house. Grandpa is dead, and Liesje's mother has a boyfriend who is staying in his old room. Liesje is not happy about his, and quietly manages to sell off some old heirloom stamps to find her father and set things right. Instead, she discovers the truth, which is that he is just around the corner, and is serving time in prison for smuggling. This serious children's drama is based on a book by Burny Bos, and was released in some markets as Maman! dessine-moi un papa.