In his whole life, Siebren had never been farther than the neighboring village. He could hardly believe it when his mother said he could go on a trip with his grandfather. The night walk with Grandfather from the seacoast to the lonely marsh where Aunt Hinka lived was full of danger and excitement. And Siebren's visit, climaxed by a tornado and an important discovery, turned out to be an adventure he would never forget. Siebren learns about fear and love and he returns to Peppermint Street to find an unexpected surprise waiting for him.
Meindert DeJong, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen and Newbery Medals, has produced a rich and rewarding experience for young readers in this compelling novel set in the Netherlands in the early 1900s.
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