After WWII, the residents of Holland were struggling to get by, so young Katje is delighted to receive a care package of socks, soap, and chocolate from a stranger in America. They become pen-pals, and when Rosie, the girl who sent the package, hears of the desperate conditions in Holland, she gets her town to collect and send many packages to Katje's community. Based on the author's mother's life.

Interest Level: K-Gr. 3    Difficulty Level: age 4-8

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