The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
1962, Bethlehem Books, 191 pages, softcover, Catholic
This is a wonderful intelligent, faith-filled story of courage and hope in the midst of great hardships The story centers around a Catholic family in Holland during the Nazi occupation. There is plenty of excitement as the boys discover and give aid to a downed English pilot and deliver messages for the "underground." Their family "grows" as they take in fugitives and war orphans which brings both hardship and joy. Hilda Van Stockum writes an excellent tale, making the reader sympathize with the character and understand the time period without making it either depressing or too "happily ever after." The story contains much wisdom about life, faith, family and love. This is quite possibly our favorite title from Bethlehem Books, which is saying quite a lot!
Donated by Bethlehem Books
Reviewed by Alicia Van Hecke
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Thanks to the generosity of Bethlehem Books, we have two copies of this book to give away! If you'd like to be entered in this drawing, please leave a comment before tomorrow (January 30th) at 10 a.m. (Pacific time) and check back soon afterwards to see if you've won! We'll be starting another drawing - with some wonderful books from Ye Hedge School - tomorrow afternoon.