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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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The Bells of Leyden Sing (1944)

The story of the last year the Pilgrims spent in Holland before setting out for the Massachusetts Colony.

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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Friendly Gables (1960)

The Mitchells now have a home of their own, and newborn twin boys.

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

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Gerrit and the Organ (1943)

Gerrit decides to help the cranky old organ grinder in this Dutch tale.

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

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Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates (1946)

The classic tale of Hans and Gretel and the race for the silver skates.

Author(s): Mary Mapes Dodge
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Kersti and Saint Nicholas (1940)

The adventures of the smallest of seven sisters ends on St. Nicholas Eve with a ride on his white horse.

1940

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

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Kersti and Saint Nicholas (2010)

The adventures of the smallest of seven sisters ends on St. Nicholas Eve with a ride on his white horse. In this edition the good children also get presents.

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

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King Oberon’s Forest (1957)

The three dwarf brothers take in a fairy baby and their life is never the same again.

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

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Little Men (1950)

Jo March has married Professor Bhaer and started a boarding school for boys on advanced lines.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Little Old Bear (1962)

An abandoned teddy bear finds a new home.

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

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Little Women (1946)

The story of four sisters, Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg at the time of the Civil War.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Marian and Marion (1949)

The story of the friendship of a city girl and a country girl in Holland.

1949

Author(s): J. M. Selleger-Elout
Illustrator(s): B. Midderigh-Bokhorst

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The Mitchells (1945)

The five Mitchell children and their mother stay behind in Washington D.C. as father goes off to war.

1945

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

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Mogo’s Flute (1966)

A young Kenyan boy discovers his flute can help him recover the respect of the villagers.

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

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Outrageous Kasimir (1976)

Kasimir’s ability to influence people’s behavior gets him in trouble.

Author(s): Achim Bröger
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeschke

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Pamela Walks the Dog (2001)

Pamela gets ready to walk her dog, but discovers a problem and has to have the help of her sister to fix it.

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

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Patsy and the Pup (1950)

When the pup follows Patsy home, Mother makes her take it back to its owner, but the pup is in no hurry to get there.

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

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Pegeen (1941)

When her Granny dies, Pegeen goes to stay with her friend Francie and the O’Sullivans until she hears from her uncle in America.

1941

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

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Penengro (1972)

Rory runs away from the couple that took him from the orphanage, and joins up with a gypsy band.

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

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Rufus Round and Round (1973)

A story about a dog named Rufus.

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

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The Smugglers of Buenaventura (1974)

A young boy tracks weapons smugglers in the jungles of Colombia.

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

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The Spirits of Chocamata (1977)

Two friends, the son of a plantation owner and an Indian boy, stumble across an escaped convict while searching for treasure in the caves of Curacao.

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

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Tilio: A Boy of Papua (1937)

The story of a young boy in Papua New Guinea who is forced into servitude but eventually finds his freedom.

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

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Willow Brook Farm (1948)

Daily life of a German immigrant farm family in Pennsylvania.

Author(s): Katherine D. Christ
Illustrator(s): John Clift
Hilda van Stockum

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The Winged Watchman (1962)

The story of a Dutch family during the German occupation in World War II.

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

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