Boxes for Katje

By: Fleming, Candace

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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.

Title: Boxes for Katje

Author Name: Fleming, Candace

Illustrator: Dressen-McQueen, Stacey

Categories: Children's, Book,

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., Melanie Kroupa Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0374309221

ISBN Number 13: 9780374309220

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New Jacket

Seller ID: 002801

Description: First edition/Third Pinting Illustrated endpapers, signed by the author

Keywords: CHILDREN FICTION WORLD WAR 1939