A Royal Orange Celebration!

"Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will abdicate on April 30, 2013.  For decades, the birthdays of Queen Beatrix and her late mother, Juliana, have been celebrated on this day, Queen's Day.  This year, Queen Beatrix will be succeeded by Prince Willem-Alexander.  He will become the first King of the Netherlands since 1890 (the year King Willem III died)."
(Ref: http://royalorangecelebration.yolasite.com/)

To celebrate this historic event Perma-Bound Canada has put together a selection of books about the Netherlands.  Check out these titles today!

The Country

Netherlands (eBook)
Series: Countries eBook   
Annotation: An introduction to the history, geography, people, government, economy, and social life and customs of the Netherlands, a small country in northwestern Europe which is famous for its tulips. Includes a recipe for Dutch stew.
Catalog Number: #600002597

Annotation: Introduction to the geography and culture of the Netherlands.
Catalog Number: #64170

Annotation: Provides simple information about the Netherlands, including its history, people, culture, and economy.
Catalog Number: #66729

Netherlands In Pictures
Series: Visual Geography   
Annotation: Overview of the Netherlands geography and history, along with an exploration of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of this country in Northwestern Europe.
Catalog Number: #4359633

The People

Anne Frank, Diary Of A Young Girl
Annotation: A precocious young girl is obliged by encroaching Nazi regime to live in enforced seclusion with family and friends.
Catalog Number: #15601

Anne Frank: Her Life In Words And Pictures
Annotation: Filled with rare snapshots, school pictures, and photos of the diary and the Secret Annex, this elegantly designed album is both a stand-alone introduction to Anne's life and a photographic companion to a classic of Holocaust literature.
Catalog Number: #40281

Johannes Vermeer
Annotation: An overview of the life and work of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter, famous for creating realistic scenes of everyday life.
Catalog Number: #163216

Annotation: Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Rembrandt.
Catalog Number: #251309

Van Gogh
Annotation: Briefly examines the life and work of the nineteenth-century Dutchman who was one of the greatest artists of all time.
Catalog Number: #314378

Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers And Swirly Stars
Series: Smart About Art   
Annotation: A young boy presents his report on the life and work of the famous artist. Includes seventeen reproductions of the artist's work.
Catalog Number: #316146

The Stories

Boy At The Dike: A Dutch Folktale
Annotation: A traditional telling of the little boy whose resourcefulness and courage saved his village from flooding.
Catalog Number: #65821

Paper Wagon: A Folktale From Friesland (eBook)
Series: Orca Echoes   
Annotation: When her rooster is stolen by the fox, the little hen builds a paper wagon and sets off to rescue him.
Catalog Number: #600016401

Blueberries For The Queen
Annotation: In the summer of 1942, when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lives down the road from his family's house in Massachusetts, young William decides to take her some of the blueberries he has picked. Includes historical notes.
Catalog Number: #34607

Greatest Skating Race: A WWII Story From The Netherlands
Annotation: During World War II in the Netherlands, a ten-year-old boy's dream of skating in a famous race allows him to help two children escape to Belgium by ice skating past German soldiers and other enemies.
Catalog Number: #126536


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