Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Paterson, John (John Barstow)

Title Blueberries for the Queen / John & Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Susan Jeffers.

Imprint [New York] : HarperCollins, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Juvenile Primary  J PR Patterson, J.    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary 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. In 1942 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, living in exile after the Nazi invasion of her country, spent the summer in Lee, Massachusetts, with her daughter and granddaughters. The following is based on a true story ... It's summertime in New England during World War II, and a boy named William likes to imagine at bedtime that he is a brave knight fighting great battles to end the war. But in the morning he is always just William again, not big enough to contribute to the war effort like the rest of his family. Then a real queen moves in just down the road: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. William's parents explain that the queen has been forced out of her country because of the war. Now William has his chance to do something. It may not be war work -- it's more like peace work -- but that makes all the difference. Susan Jeffers's dramatic illustrations portray the compelling contrast between William's imagination and the real events in the story, which are based on an actual incident in John Paterson's childhood. Visually stunning, with an evocative, poignant telling, this is the picture-book art form at its finest.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Grades PreS-3rd.
Subject Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962 -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Massachusetts -- Juvenile fiction.
Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Blueberries -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Children's stories.
Added Author Paterson, Katherine.
Jeffers, Susan, illustrator.
ISBN 0066239427 (hardcover)
9780066239422 (hardcover)
0066239435 (lib. bdg.)
9780066239439 (lib. bdg.)
9780064438742 (pbk.)
0064438740 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 7879503
AU@ 000024839339
AU@ 000042482524
IG# 9780066239422
NZ1 12864676
UNITY 11971356X
BIRCL 0064438740
AU@ 000046241715

Available items only