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Hilda van Stockum

Author, Illustrator, Translator

(1908 - 2006)

Hilda van Stockum

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



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Afke’s Ten (1936)

A family story set in Holland

1937

Author(s): Ninke van Hichtum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Andries (1942)

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.

1943

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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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.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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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.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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The Beggar’s Penny (1943)

A story about the siege of Leyden in the sixteenth century.

Author(s): Catherine Cate Coblentz
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Bennie and the New Baby (1964)

New Baby is confined to a play-pen when he gets too annoying.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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The Borrowed House (1975)

A story about a young German girl in Holland during the occupation in World War II.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Bruno (1975)

The fantastic adventures and misadventures of the painfully shy Bruno.

Author(s): Achim Bröger
Illustrator(s): Ronald Himler

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The Burro of Barnegat Road (1945)

When Chula the burro comes from Mexico to Connecticut, at first no one is happy.

Author(s): Delia Goetz
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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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.

1948

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Corso the Donkey (1963)

The story of a Corsican orphan and her donkey living on a farm in Holland.

Author(s): Christina Elizabeth Pothast-Gimberg
Illustrator(s): Elly van Beek

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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.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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The Curse of Laguna Grande (1973)

Carlos Arturo tries to find out what happened to his father.

Author(s): Siny Rose van Iterson
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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A Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (1934)

The story of a school outing on the frozen Dutch canals.

1934
1935

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Francie on the Run (1939)

Bored while recuperating from an operation in the hospital, Francie decides to leave and walk home.

Author(s): Hilda van Stockum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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