Boxes for Katje

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2003.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
460L
Description

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary

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 packageis 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.

This inspiring story, with strikingly original art, is based on the author's mother's childhood and will show young readers that they, too, can make a difference.

Boxes for Katje is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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ISBN:
9780374309220
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
460L
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Grouped Work ID 9198ce14-bb19-65e2-6050-123b99145bf8
Grouping Title boxes for katje
Grouping Author fleming candace
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Generosity -- Fiction, Generosity -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Netherlands -- Fiction, Netherlands -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books for children, World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Boxes for Katje
title_full Boxes for Katje / Candace Fleming ; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen
title_short Boxes for Katje
topic_facet Civilian relief, Generosity, World War, 1939-1945