I'm going to be obnoxious and type my review in English.
First of all, this book is a piece of art - it has wonderful illustrations (it's the Efteling so it's to be expected, but still, whoever did them and was sadly only credited as 'Efteling' is very talented), nice thick pages, and overall a very high quality production.
As for the story, I really enjoyed it, despite of it being written for a younger audience. The only drawback I experienced was that the sentences tended to be short and the font was slightly bigger than normal, so it was a quick read - I would have gladly read much more about Raveleijn and the five siblings. I also really wanted to know exactly how the two worlds work and what their relationship is - (view spoiler)[really a case of past-present? How about the fact time flows faster in the past then, shouldn't it catch up with the present? (hide spoiler)]
Obviously I'm overthinking this, but it's a good sign the book got me thinking that far, I'd say. It's too bad we didn't really get to know the characters over time, however.
On a side note, I absolutely adore how the story uses five elements, rather than the western traditional four. It's a nice unexpected touch. Other nice surprises were actual informed references to things like wikipedia and iTunes. Thank you
. Maurits made me laugh with his science talk, only to credit wikipedia afterwards.
So yep, definitely a great read, though it helps if you remind yourself this was written for a younger audience. Reminds me I should check out Raveleijn in the Efteling sometime, shame on me.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>