Books for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Featuring the Books and Illustrations of

 Hilda van Stockum


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At Boissevain Books, you'll discover the work of Hilda van Stockum (1908-2006), the award-winning author and illustrator of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including a number of her titles that were previously out of print. You'll also discover new works from new authors, including memoirs from members of Ms. van Stockum's family, including To Africa with a Dream by Olga Marlin and A Meaning for Danny by Brigid Marlin, and most recently, works of historical fiction from new authors, beginning with Time Bomber, by Robert P. Wack. 

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A Meaning for Danny

A Meaning for Danny is Brigid Marlin's compelling and intelligent story of her son's struggle with Aspergers Syndrome, isolation and depression and her own struggles as a mother trying to make sense of her son's suffering.  Named a  Momtrends.com book club pick, A Meaning for Danny was  described as a “touching story of one mother who never gave up" and a story that "will provide valuable insight for those looking for inspiration.” You can Preview a chapter now by clicking on this link and/or visit Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com to purchase a copy!
Kersti and Saint Nicholas in the News

A wonderful review of Kersti and Saint Nicholas was published in the November/December issue of DUTCH, the magazine in their section on Children’s books for the Dutch Holiday Season.  The reviewer describes the book as “engagingly written and vibrantly illustrated,” and “truly a book for all ages.” Noting that  Kersti is “Peppered with tidbits on Dutch Culture” the review “highly recommends the book for anyone interested in The Netherlands.” For more information about Kersti and Saint Nicholas, visit our Children and Teens section or our product listing on Amazon.

Recent Release! Time Bomber

Time Bomber, our first historical fiction title was released in May. Written by new author Robert P. Wack, Time Bomber is a powerful and intriguing novel set in France in the days before and after D-Day and was inspired by the life and work of Dr. Willem Jacob van Stockum, a brilliant mathematician who has been called "one of the fathers of time travel" and who served as a bomber pilot with the Allied Forces during the War. Dr. van Stockum was the brother of author Hilda van Stockum.  For more details on Time Bomber, visit our Books for Adults section or our product listing on Amazon.

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