Ten-year-old Andries, newly orphaned, comes to join his bachelor uncle in a  large, but silent and unhappy house. Across the way sits a cottage, overflowing with the lively Dykstra family. When Andries vents his loneliness in mischief, the whole village is scandalized. The Andries makes acquaintance with the warm-hearted Dykstras. Adventures unfold as Andries’s energetic and creative bent finds new inspirations.

Ages 9-up

By Hilda van Stockum

198 pages softcover