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Hilda Van Stockum (1908–2006)

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Obres de Hilda Van Stockum

The Winged Watchman (1962) 1,110 exemplars
The Borrowed House (1975) 357 exemplars
The Mitchells: Five for Victory (1945) 257 exemplars
The Cottage at Bantry Bay (1966) 229 exemplars
Canadian Summer (1948) 220 exemplars
Friendly Gables (1960) 192 exemplars
Pegeen (1941) 180 exemplars
Francie on the Run (1996) 165 exemplars
Mogo's Flute (1966) 110 exemplars
Andries (1998) 63 exemplars
King Oberon's Forest (1957) 50 exemplars
Kersti and Saint Nicholas (1940) 42 exemplars
Penengro (1972) 22 exemplars
Gerrit and the Organ (1943) 18 exemplars
Rufus Round and Round (1973) 18 exemplars
Little Old Bear (1962) 12 exemplars
Patsy and the Pup (2009) 9 exemplars
Jeremy Bear 2 exemplars
New Baby is Lost 1 exemplars
Jeremy Bear 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Marlin, Hilda Gerarda van Stockum
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Llocs de residència
Dublin, Ireland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Washington, D.C., USA
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Paris, France
Geneva, Switzerland (mostra-les totes 7)
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Irish Academy of Art
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst
children's book author
translator (of books from Dutch)
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (aunt)
Boissevain, Charles (grandfather)
John Tepper Marlin (executor)
Jack Sharpe (Bethlehem Books)
Biografia breu
Hilda van Stockum was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and grew up there, near Amsterdam, and in Ireland, the only child of Capt. Bram van Stockum, an officer in the Dutch Royal Navy, and his wife Olga Boissevain.
Her maternal grandfather Charles Boissevain was an editor of the Algemeen Handelsblad, an influential Dutch newspaper. Hilda began writing as a child. She attended art school in Amsterdam and later in Dublin, where she met her future husband, Ervin Ross "Spike" Marlin, a friend of her brother Willem van Stockum, later an important mathematician. The couple married in 1932 and had six children who featured in many of her books.

By 1935, the family was living in Washington, D.C., where Marlin worked for the Social Security Administration. Later Hilda and the children accompanied him to other assignments in Ireland and London.
She translated books from the Dutch, worked as a freelance children's book illustrator, and wrote a dozen of her own children's books, beginning with A Day on Skates (1934), which won a Newbery Honor. Over the next four decades, she produced a book a year. She memorialized her brother Willem, who was killed piloting a bomber over France in World War II, in her book The Mitchells (1945). Perhaps her best known work was The Winged Watchman (1962), based on a true story about the Dutch Resistance in World War II. In the 1960s and 1970s, Hilda began concentrating on more ambitious painting projects and shows of her work were held at galleries in Dublin, Geneva, Ottawa, and Washington. In 1993, her still life "Pears in a Copper Pot" appeared on an Irish postage stamp as part of a series honoring contemporary art.



When their father is deployed in the WWII Navy, he directs the five Mitchell children to look after their mother-- and not to turn the house into a zoo, adopting animals-- ESPECIALLY not a dog. Well, somehow pets keep finding them... but what will happen when their father gets back? Also, what will happen to refugee Una, living down the street with the nasty Hugh and his complaisant Mother? The Mitchells have a number of class 1940s family story style adventures.
bunnyjadwiga | Apr 2, 2024 |
An exciting story set in Ireland in which an orphan, Rory, is adopted by a couple because he resembles their dead son. He runs away to escape from this uncomfortable situation, and meets and then lives with a group of gypsies.
PlumfieldCH | Oct 15, 2023 |
Chosen as a Newbery Honor Book in 1935 - the other titles to be so honored that year include Elizabeth Seeger's Pageant of Chinese History and Constance Rourke's Davy Crocket, while the medal winner was Monica Shannon's Dobry - this delightful tale opens one cold January morning in the small Dutch village of Elst, in the province of Friesland. Nine-year-old twin siblings Evert and Afke had been longing for snow, and their wish had been granted in the night. The delights didn't end there however, as they soon learned at school, where Teacher informed them that he had permission to take the entire class on an all-day skating trip to the nearby town of Snaek. The day itself provided an entertaining series of experiences and adventures, from drinking hot cocoa at one of the booths set up along the canals, to seeing a real artist at work, painting a winter scene. When Evert fell through the ice, shy Simon came to his rescue, winning the admiration of all. But it was only when he joined Evert, Jan and Okke in their misadventure in the church bell tower, once the class had arrived in Snaek, that he truly cemented his friendship with the more popular Evert. After much excitement, the class finds its way back to Elst, having spent a joyful day on skates...

Published in 1934, A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic was author/artist Hilda van Stockum's very first book, and was based upon her childhood in the Netherlands. The edition I read was a Bethlehem Books reprint from 2007, and it included a brief introduction from van Stockum, written in 1994 for an earlier reprint. I was glad to read this introduction, which provided a brief bit of background to the writing of the story and the creation of the artwork, but was also glad that the original foreword, written by poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the aunt-in-law of van Stockum, was reproduced on the back cover, so that I could read that as well. The story itself is simply delightful, full of incident and fun, but utterly lacking "drama," in the contemporary social conflict sense. The artwork, whether the lines drawings sprinkled throughout, or the full-color plates, was utterly charming, and added to my reading pleasure immeasurably. I never encountered this one as a child, and I now regret it, as I think it would have been a favorite. It reminded me (inevitably) of Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates, given the setting and theme, but it has been so many years since I read the latter that I am not sure how it compares. Perhaps I'll have to track it down, and reread it, in order to see. I will certainly need to track down more from van Stockum, and that is surely a ringing endorsement!

Although formatted like a picture-book, A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic is actually a heavily illustrated chapter-book, suitable to children with the attention span for longer stories, and for youngsters getting going with longer fiction. Wholeheartedly recommended!
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 6, 2021 |
In Holland during the German occupation, a family living in and taking care of a windmill struggle to make ends meet while also helping those with even less. The youngest son discovers a downed American pilot and helps him hide until his family can help get him into allied territory. So many children's books of a certain era are set in WWII Europe and explore the hardships therein, which is understandable, but it's easy to get bogged down in such an embarrassment of riches. This one hits somewhere in the middle of the pile - not exactly weak, but not exactly outstanding, either.… (més)
electrascaife | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2019 |



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