Hilda van Stockum
(1908 - 2006)
Hilda Gerarda van Stockum was a children’s book author and artist. She was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Her father was an officer in the Dutch Royal Navy. She grew up in the Netherlands and Ireland, living for many years in the United States, and lived in England from about 1973. Her books are characterized by their vivid and realistic depictions of family life, some of it (e.g. The Mitchells) being autobiographical.
Reference: collection at Simon Fraser University
Afke’s Ten (1936)
A family story set in Holland
Ten-year-old Andries joins his uncle in a large, but silent and unhappy house. Across the way sits a cottage, overflowing with the lively Dykstra family.
The Angels’ Alphabet (1948)
“Just tell me about God”, said Hilda van Stockum’s three-year-old daughter one day. The result was the Angel’s Alphabet, first published in the 1940s. This charming book of poems continues to offer a timeless and refreshing view of heavenly realities.
The Angels’ Alphabet (1997)
“Just tell me about God”, said Hilda van Stockum’s three-year-old daughter one day. The result was the Angel’s Alphabet, first published in the 1940s. This charming book of poems continues to offer a timeless and refreshing view of heavenly realities. The illustrations were newly colored by the author for this reissue.
The Beggar’s Penny (1943)
A story about the siege of Leyden in the sixteenth century.
Bennie and the New Baby (1964)
New Baby is confined to a play-pen when he gets too annoying.
The Borrowed House (1975)
A story about a young German girl in Holland during the occupation in World War II.
The fantastic adventures and misadventures of the painfully shy Bruno.
The Burro of Barnegat Road (1945)
When Chula the burro comes from Mexico to Connecticut, at first no one is happy.
Canadian Summer (1948)
The Mitchells with their six children move to Canada, but the only house they can find to rent is a ski cabin.
Children Everywhere (1958)
A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.
The Children’s Hour Volume 8 (1953)
A collection of myth, legend and folktale.
Joel Chandler Harris
Hilda van Stockum
A. B. Frost
Henry C. Pitz
The Children’s Hour Volume 9 (1953)
An collection of stories from many lands.
Corso the Donkey (1963)
The story of a Corsican orphan and her donkey living on a farm in Holland.
The Cottage at Bantry Bay (1938)
A story about the O’Sullivans, an Irish family with four children, living along the shore of Bantry Bay.
The Curse of Laguna Grande (1973)
Carlos Arturo tries to find out what happened to his father.
The story of a school outing on the frozen Dutch canals.
Francie on the Run (1939)
Bored while recuperating from an operation in the hospital, Francie decides to leave and walk home.
Friendly Gables (1960)
The Mitchells now have a home of their own, and newborn twin boys.