Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HvS | Two New Fans of "Patsy and the Pup"

Charlotte and Henry Read "Patsy and the Pup"
Patsy and the Pup just got a couple of new fans.

They are Charlotte and Henry.

Who can resist the story of a lost puppy and the adventures that a little girl, Patsy has trying to bring it home to its owner?
Book rating provided by Goodreads:
 4.67 avg rating
Henry and Charlottee studys one of the
pictures. Every right-hand page has one.
Synopsis of Patsy and the Pup (from the preface by Elisabeth Marlin, who was the same age as Patsy when the book was first written): 
A sweet puppy follows Patsy home one day, but Mother says she has to take it back to its owner. 
The mischievous pup is in no hurry to go home and drags Patsy into one hair-raising adventure after another on the way. The story is told with pace and humor and the pictures add amusing details for children to discover for themselves. This is a story that parents and children from 2 to 6 years old will enjoy reading together, over and over again.
About the Author: Hilda van Stockum (1908-2006) was an internationally noted author and illustrator of such children's classics as The Mitchells, Patsy and the Pup, Kersti and Saint Nicholas, and A Day on Skates, for which she took Newbery honors. Winner of the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, van Stockum was known for her warm and vivid, but realistic depictions of family life, often in the face of difficulty or danger. Her most famous book, The Winged Watchman (1962, named a "Notable Book" by the American Library Association), tells the story of two young boys living in a windmill who help the Dutch resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Her books were originally published primarily by Viking Press, during what has been called a "golden age" of children's literature shepherded by the inspiring and author-friendly editor, May Massee. Her books were widely and favorably reviewed, and were also favorites among librarians because they celebrated family life and dealt with issues of good and evil — and especially because librarians noticed that the books held the attention of children. "Librarians were my biggest fans," she said.