Item description for Pegeen (Van Stockum, Hilda, "Bantry Bay" Series.) by Hilda Van Stockum...
Overview When her grandmother dies, orphaned Pegeen finds a temporary home with the O'Sullivan family and dreads the inevitable day when she must go to live with her uncle in America
Publishers Description Young Pegeen, one of the good friends Francie made on his trip around the Emerald Isle, has just lost her Grannie. When she is told that she can't stay on alone in the small mountain cottage, Pegeen remembers Francie's promise to come for her someday. With Fr. Kelly's help she writes to the O'Sullivans, to be welcomed temporarily into their household. No one, except perhaps Francie, is quite prepared for Pegeen's knack of turning the world up on end. Her spirits a perfect match for his, but two such personalities in one small cottage on Bantry Bay have startling consequences.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1997
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Bantry Bay
Series Number 3
ISBN 1883937205 ISBN13 9781883937201
Availability 0 units.
More About Hilda Van Stockum
Hilda van Stockum was born in Rotterdam in 1908. She studied art in Amsterdam and Dublin. She met husband Ervin R. Marlin in Dublin and they were married in 1932. Her first book was "A Day on Skates," published in 1934, the same year as the birth of her first child. "Little Old Bear" was published by Viking Press in 1962. She died in 2006. Obituaries appeared in the New York Times and the New York Sun.
Hilda Van Stockum was born in 1908 and died in 2006.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pegeen (Van Stockum, Hilda, "Bantry Bay" Series.)?
Beautiful Story of Love and the Need for Family Mar 19, 2004
Pegeen is a half-wild little girl who was raised by an elderly grandmother. She loves the outdoors and living things, but has had no schooling and very little interaction with other people. When her grandmother dies, there is much consternation about where she will live. The parish priest learns of a relation in America, but arranges for Pegeen to live with the O'Sullivan family (first introduced in *The Cottage at Bantry Bay*) until arrangements can be made.
Here, Pegeen is all the trouble one might imagine for a little girl grieving over the loss of her beloved grandmother and adjusting to an entirely different life. Poor Mother O'Sullivan is nearly beside herself trying to deal with all the chaos.
Can't really tell you more lest I spoil the beautiful plot, but I'll just say that this is one of the most touching, heartwarming books I've ever read. It is sure to become a favorite of your children and you too.
Consistently Excellent Aug 2, 2000
Hilda Van Stockum was one of my favorite authors in elementary and middle school. My first book by this outstanding author was "The Winged Watchman," which was a historical look at a Dutch family during WWII. It was a lovely story replete with Dutch customs. "Pegeen" and the entire "Bantry Bay" series will not disappoint, either. The characters are lively, heart warming and full of fun and vigor. I am lucky in that I have several Hilda Van Stockum books as my library was having a sale some years ago. I have never read a bad Hilda Van Stockum -- there is no such thing. She is a keeper.
Virtue and Joy Apr 5, 2000
Pegeen is the third and final volume in Hilda van Stockum's delightful Bantry Bay series. Without a hint of pedantry or preachiness, all three books teach children virtues such as courage, self-sacrifice, and honesty. The whimsical and charming young heroine of the present volume gets into a few tight scrapes, learns to accept the blame for her own wrongdoings, and is rewarded in the end. I've read all three books to my three year old; he can listen to them for hours on end. They are quite appropriate for accomplished young readers ages ten to twelve. Pegeen can be read without any knowledge of the preceding volumes, but do your children (and yourself) a favor - buy all three; you will not be disappointed.