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Boxes for Katje (2003) [Picture Book]
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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.

Original title: Boxes for Katje
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultPicture Books
FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionWWII Holocaust, And Aftermath


  • Illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen.

Edition #1: Boxes for Katje

Boxes for Katje (2003)
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Language: English

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Boxes for Katje (2003)

ISBN: 0374309221

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