Andries

Book cover: 'Andries'
Author(s): 
Hilda Van Stockum
Copyright: 
1942
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Binding: 
Sewn Softcover
Number of pages: 
198 pages
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Review: 

Yet another delightful story to read aloud with your family from one of my very favorite authors. Andries is a troublesome 10 year old orphan who comes to live with his bachelor uncle in a large lonely house near the Dykstra home (which is quite the opposite - small and overflowing with children). Although his reputation as a troublemaker precedes him and is firmly cemented in the townspeople's heads, the Dykstras, who are less quick to judge, discover that he is really kind-hearted, but lonely. Their friendship helps to build his confidence and cut down on his mischief and help him develop a happy relationship with his uncle.

Review Date: 
11-6-99
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