Midas Dekkers facts for kids
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22 April 1946|
Haarlem, the Netherlands
Wandert Jacobus Dekkers, better known as Midas Dekkers (born 22 April 1946 in Haarlem), is a Dutch biologist, presenter, and writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. At the age of eighteen, he gave himself the name Midas (after Midas Wolf from Donald Duck).
The well-known children's book writer wrote over fifty children's and youth books, most of which contain stories. In his non-fictional youth books, Dekkers writes about subjects related to biology. Dekkers also writes fictional prose for adults. As a biologist, Dekkers is known for his sharp observations. He can explain biological-scientific themes with a sense of humour. Thanks to his writing style, his books have been reprinted many times.
Dekkers is also known for his often contrary and controversial opinions on subjects such as bestiality, having children, and sports.