I had no luck with this one. My librarian said they will not purchase
it. I did reply lamenting the fact, and telling them a bit more about
the excellent books published by Bethlehem.
Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
Title: A Day on Skates, 2007 Commemorative Edition
Author: Hilda van Stockum
Illustrated by Hilda van Stockum
44 pp, Hardcover, Ages 4-up
(Amazon doesn't have it yet, it's new).
From Publisher: In honor of her life and work, Bethlehem Books is very
happy to bring back one of the most delightful family books ever
written. With this 1935 Newbery Honor book, author/illustrator Hilda
van Stockum made her debut into the world of children's books. Within
its pages she adroitly captures Dutch life as it was in the early part
of the 20th century.
Twins Afke and Evert have a particularly understanding
teacher who decides to take his class on a winter skating trip to a
nearby town. Evert and his buddies, shy Simon and loyal Afke all have
their share of adventures. Everyone (Teacher most of all) breathes a
happy sigh of relief upon arriving home safely after a very full day.
Seven full-color paintings and numerous line drawings
enliven this 2007 Commemorative Edition. With a new special feature
"Hilda van Stockum: A Legacy of Light" describing her life and