The Winged Watchman

Book cover: 'The Winged Watchman'
Author(s): 
Hilda Van Stockum
Copyright: 
1962
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
191 pages
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Review: 

A wonderful intelligent, faith-filled story of courage and hope in the midst of great hardships The story centers around a Catholic family in Holland during the Nazi occupation. There is plenty of excitement as the boys discover and give aid to a downed English pilot and deliver messages for the "underground." Their family "grows" as they take in fugitives and war orphans which brings both hardship and joy. Hilda Van Stockum writes an excellent tale, making the reader sympathize with the character and understand the time period without making it either depressing or too "happily ever after." The story contains much wisdom about life, faith, family and love. This is probably our very favorite title from Bethlehem Books.

Note: If having your children "believe in Santa Claus" is important to you, there is a chapter which should be approached with caution.

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Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
1999
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