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.
The Bells of Leyden Sing (1944)
The story of the last year the Pilgrims spent in Holland before setting out for the Massachusetts Colony.
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.
Eighteen selections from classic novels.
James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Scott
Hilda van Stockum
Eighteen stories set in different countries.
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.
Gerrit and the Organ (1943)
Gerrit decides to help the cranky old organ grinder in this Dutch tale.
The classic tale of Hans and Gretel and the race for the silver skates.
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.
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.
King Oberon’s Forest (1957)
The three dwarf brothers take in a fairy baby and their life is never the same again.
Little Men (1950)
Jo March has married Professor Bhaer and started a boarding school for boys on advanced lines.
Little Old Bear (1962)
An abandoned teddy bear finds a new home.
Little Women (1946)
The story of four sisters, Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg at the time of the Civil War.
Marian and Marion (1949)
The story of the friendship of a city girl and a country girl in Holland.
The Mitchells (1945)
The five Mitchell children and their mother stay behind in Washington D.C. as father goes off to war.
Mogo’s Flute (1966)
A young Kenyan boy discovers his flute can help him recover the respect of the villagers.
Outrageous Kasimir (1976)
Kasimir’s ability to influence people’s behavior gets him in trouble.
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.
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.
When her Granny dies, Pegeen goes to stay with her friend Francie and the O’Sullivans until she hears from her uncle in America.
Rory runs away from the couple that took him from the orphanage, and joins up with a gypsy band.
Short versions of familiar Bible stories.
Rufus Round and Round (1973)
A story about a dog named Rufus.
A young boy tracks weapons smugglers in the jungles of Colombia.
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.
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.
Willow Brook Farm (1948)
Daily life of a German immigrant farm family in Pennsylvania.