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Ten-year-old Andries, newly orphaned, comes to join his bachelor uncle in a large, but silent and unhappy house. Across the way sits a cottage, overflowing with the lively Dykstra family. When Andries vents his loneliness in mischief, the cook, and soon the whole village, is scandalized. Then Andries makes acquaintance with the warm-hearted Dykstras. Adventures unfold as A ...more
Published by Bethlehem Books (first published 1942)
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Born February 9, 1908, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hilda van Stockum was a noted author, illustrator and painter, whose work has won the Newbery Honor and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award. She was also a charter member of the Children's Book Guild and the only person to have served as its president for two consecutive terms.

Van Stockum was raised partly in Ireland, a
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