Books for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Featuring the Books and Illustrations of

 Hilda van Stockum

Welcome to Boissevain Books

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 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 or to purchase a copy!

Special Discout! Time Bomber

TIME BOMBER by Robert P. Wack is a novel that was inspired by the life and work of Dr. Willem Jacob van Stockum, a bomber pilot who served with the Canadian and British forces during World War II, as well as a scientist who has been called “one of the fathers of time travel.” Dr. van Stockum was the brother of author Hilda van Stockum.

The book can be purchased at at a 25% discount. The discount code is S6XJD24R and is valid today through Monday, December 1st.

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.

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