A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (Hardcover)
The Story of a Dutch Picnic
Bethlehem Books, 9781932350180, 44pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
List Price: 19.95*
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In honor of her life and work, Bethlehem Books is very happy to bring back one of the most delightful family books ever written. With this 1935 Newbery Honor book, author/illustrator Hilda van Stockum made her debut into the world of children's books. Within its pages she adroitly captures Dutch life as it was in the early part of the 20th century. Twins Afke and Evert have a particularly understanding teacher who decides to take his class on a winter skating trip to a nearby town. Evert and his buddies, shy Simon and loyal Afke all have their share of adventures.Everyone (Teacher most of all) breathes a happy sigh of relief upon arriving home safely after a very full day.