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Highlights

  • Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary After World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland.
  • California Young Reader Medal (Picture Bk/Older Reader) 2006 1st Winner, Great Lakes Book Awards (Children's Picture) 2004 1st Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 11.1" x 9.1" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Social Themes

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About the Book



Set in World War II-era Holland, 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. Full color.



Book Synopsis



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 morning 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.

Boxes for Katje is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and a 2006 California Young Readers Medal for Picture Books for Older Readers winner



Review Quotes




"Fleming 's engaging story of post-WWII Holland serves as a potent and merry lesson in generosity. . .Dressen-McQueen immerses readers in post-war Holland, crafting an entirely credible world of cobblestone streets, Dutch architecture and vintage clothing." --Starred, Publishers Weekly

"As heartwarming and uplifting as a bouquet of tulips." --Kirkus Reviews




About the Author



Candace Fleming is the author of Gabriella's Song. She lives in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Stacey Dressen-McQueen lives in Portland, Oregon. Boxes for Katje is her first book.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 9.1 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: .87 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Theme: Values & Virtues
Format: Hardcover
Author: Candace Fleming
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 2003
TCIN: 11319537
UPC: 9780374309220
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-2334
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.3 inches length x 9.1 inches width x 11.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.87 pounds
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