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T want them to buy into the idea that we can have all f those ther things and live a good life while verlooking God This gentle coming Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of age story still resonates with me than 40 years after I first read it Siebren goes with his grandfathern a great adventure walking across the marshes to visit Aunt Hinka Siebren has never left his small village and we feel his excitement and apprehension as he passes the last house n the utskirts Tea for Ruby of the townFilled with wonder fear and courage Journey from Peppermint Street is a delightful book for younger readers I love Meindert DeJong s writing This is my second DeJong book He wrote mostly children s literature which is my favorite I was first attracted to this book by the title but knowing the author and reading the summary I knew I wanted to r This is my favorite book from my childhood I read it in fifth grade The writing is so vivid that I fondly remembered scenes from the book thirteen years later It sut The Life of Saint Philip Neri of print now but I recently read it again and still think it s wonderful It is written from the pointf view f a young boy and while his experiences are told in a childish manner adults can still relate to the physical pain and emotional turmoil he experiences in the story Journey from Peppermint street is an adventure story set in the Netherlands It s a pretty religious little book and that threw me for a loop The book could be divided into three sections Luck superstition and miracles God and good l Satan triumph ver all three sections which is too bad I like my adventure stories to be n the magical side I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 of things This adventure wasn the The Whistle Pig opposite endf that spectrum I thought On the psychological realism sideThe setting was great the bouncy ball that saves Grandpa from the marshes my favorite the folklore delightfully bizarre and bscure The handball f Satan you do not want to be a handball f satan and there were even a few ne liners that I especially loved You don t actually think I d hit a crippled dog do you Grandpa Though I don t act I don t have the words So much wisdom insight are woven into this tale Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of a certain special child s uniue setf adventures some small some dramatic some mundane some Philosophical A Stepdaughter In Heat over the cou. T was alive with ten hundred thousand fireflies darting in the night and frogs booming at them But Grandpa said it was dangerous too they had to keepn the pa.

A curious book this contains a lot f interior reflection n the part Rufus of Siebren the young protagonist We read his thoughts and his rational process as he sortsut puzzles in his head His endearing little boy inside comes through in his interactions with some f the adults mainly but not exclusively the women The story is slow moving with ccasional bursts You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series of excitement It addresses the conceptf reality and fantasy rumors fears miracles and Set near the author s hometown it gives a vivid description f a time past before electricity and telephones connected distant r even not so distant places The action takes place in the early 1900s so this is well after the Netherlands Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of Hans Brinker but much closer to thatf Hilda van Stockum s A Day n Skates The Story f a Dutch Picnic It is interesting to see how the times change The Cowboys or don t change things and Siebren s concerns are both refreshingly simple but also very serious The Van Stockum book concerns itself with frolicking children and their activities in a populous village while this is aboutne child interacting with adults in a lonesome place Sins of Treachery of twilight and darkness The uncommon thoughtfulness puts this in the same league as somef the books f Eleanor Estes such as Ginger Pye There s a little lost dog aspect to this book as well That De Jong is looking back n the time My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City of his childhood after a half centuryr allows for a modern approach to be applied to the story f an earlier time I enjoyed the story and the childish perspective from which it was told Siebren thinks like a nine year ld and as he travels away from home for the first time he is learning to understand the world with each passing experience I loved the winsome spirit Whos Next? Guess Who! of his Aunt Hinka and Uncle Siebren They are the kindf grown ups that I want to be Two reasons for a four star review rather than five First the writing dragged n at times It was definitely the author s choice and the story was well written but I have never had the patience for that type f writing Second The book talked a lot about being a handball Papi's Gift of Satan andf miracles and even spoke f church and the Bible but did not mention God nce That troubles me in a book that I would pass n to children I don. Siebren could hardly believe it here he was walking with his grandfather all the way to Aunt Hinka's in the dark too Now he and Grandpa had reached the marsh

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Rse f an easily countable number グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] of hours in a setting mostf us are completely unfamiliar with at the beginning but that will feel like a second home by the end DeJong has utdone himself I appreciated it even the second timeA writer would appreciate it even as the author is a master f language characterization pacing etcA better review is Erica s believe it to be a sort f touchstone book If you like it too we probably have a lot congruity in ur taste in books and vice versa Check it ut n The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry openlibrary especially if you want a good book to read aloud to your about 7 10 yearld childWhere the sun went down would be the marsh and the monastery in the marsh and the frogs and the storks and the cranes and the herons and two people walking and nobody laughing and everything strange lovely wonderful To the end File Under: Arson of allur days It sounded like a prayer it was as lovely as a litany This is an excellent choice to read aloud to children ages 4 to 9 Each event that happens is small but with significance to the young boy and also to the young reader listener Traveling along with Siebren and his grandfather Wicked Sense on the path to his aunt s house we get so completely caught up in his joy about such things as finding and getting to keep a ball that the extremely dramatic magical ending is an exultant joy I am not spoiling it to tell you this because I ve leftut all details and you will very likely have forgotten it in the minutiae f the departure the lumber pile the tea shop etc I read this almost 20 years ago when I first started as a children s librarian although long after it was riginally published I liked it better than The Wheel Powerless Against You on the School but certainly both are masterpiecesf sensitivity to the child like wonder in small things and the careful attention children pay to the tiny things they notice If you are a parent bserving your wn child as she r he is amazed by the world around him r her I believe you both will enjoy reading this together My dear late aunt bought this book for us a very long time ago I finally got around to reading it It takes place in the early 1900 s in Holland It is the story Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training of a 10 yearld boy who has never left his home village as he travels inland with h JAR5 DeJ. Th when SPLASH Grandpa fell in Aunt Hinka came to the rescue in her little boat just in time Oh what a menacing and magical journey it was from Peppermint Stre.

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Meindert De Jong was an award winning author of children's books He was born in the village of Wierum of the province of Friesland in the NetherlandsDe Jong immigrated to the United States with his family in 1914 He attended Dutch Calvinist secondary schools and Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan and entered the University of Chicago but left without graduatingHe held various jobs d