Cecilia, de Circuspop (Kabouterboekje, 1943)
Jaap Beckmann (also written as Jaap Beckman) is a Dutch illustrator from Dordrecht. He has illustrated and written children's books like 'Bambo is niet bang' for Novitas publishers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he illustrated Margaret Dickson's 'Een Jongen uit Thailand', Tine Brinkgreve-Wicherink's 'De Meiclub uit Kamperen' and several so-called "rhyme pictures" and Sunday school books. He was also the art critic for the Dordrechts Nieuwsblad in the 1950s. In 1942-43 he illustrated the booklets 'Roeland, het Lelijke Rupsje' and 'Cecilia, de Circuspop' for the Kabouterboekjes collection of department store De Bijenkorf.