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Boxes for Katje

Boxes for Katje (Hardback, illustrated edition)

Illustrated by Dressen-McQueen, Stacey

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Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary After World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland. Her family, like most Dutch families, must patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday things like soap and milk. Then one spring mor...ning when the tulips bloom thick and bright, Postman Kleinhoonte pedals his bicycle down Katje's street to deliver a mysterious box - a box from America Full of soap, socks, and chocolate, the box has been sent by Rosie, an American girl from Mayfield, Indiana. Her package is part of a goodwill effort to help the people of Europe. What's inside so delights Katje that she sends off a letter of thanks - beginning an exchange that swells with so many surprises that the girls, as well as their townspeople, will never be the same. This inspiring story, with strikingly original art, is based on the author's mother's childhood and will show young readers that they, too, can make a difference.
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ISBN 9780374309220
Released NZ 13 Jul 2010
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Series Rise and Shine
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780374309220
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Released 13 Jul 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Illustrated by Dressen-McQueen, Stacey
Series Rise and Shine
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 231mm
Height: 282mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code E
Weight 395g
Interest Age 5-10 years
Reading Age 5-10 years
Library of Congress Netherlands, Generosity, World War, 1939-1945 - Civilian relief, Netherlands
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile