Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dutch Blitz

Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes
Beautiful picture book about seventeenth-century Holland, tulips, and Rembrant.

The Boy Who Held Back the Sea by Thomas Locker
(Another lovely picture book with oil painting illustrations in the style of the Dutch masters.)

The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations With Seven Works of Art by Bob Raczka
In a very entertaining introduction to seven of Johannes Vermeer's masterpieces, the author brings the subjects to life through imagined interviews.

The Wheel on the School

Journey from Peppermint Street

and Dirk's Dog, Bello (a favorite from my childhood)

by storytelling master, Meindert De Jong

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (on DVD, Classic Disney, 1962)

Dutch Color by Douglas M. Jones III
A mystery revolving around tulips and mixing paints, set in the golden era of Dutch art.


Mirjam said...

Holland rocks! ;)))

April said...

I am currently reading "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom which takes place in occupied Holland during WWII. An exceptional faith building book.

Margo said...

so funny - I thought you meant the card game!