The Hole in the Dike

This abridged adaptation of Mary Mapes Dodge s classic tale about a boy who saves Holland from a disastrous flood is enlivened by Carle s bright and authentic collage illustrations Booklist called this story simple and smooth A story hour special Full color.
The Hole in the Dike This abridged adaptation of Mary Mapes Dodge s classic tale about a boy who saves Holland from a disastrous flood is enlivened by Carle s bright and authentic collage illustrations Booklist called thi

  • Title: The Hole in the Dike
  • Author: Norma B. Green
  • ISBN: 9780590461467
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Hole in the Dike”

    1. A short and sweet retelling of the story behind the famous statue found in Spaarndam, Holland. Norma Green pays a delightful tribute to the little boy who has now come to symbolize Hollands struggle against the mighty force of the ocean. Who knew that a little boy made such a big difference! An excellent collaboration with Eric Carle who has produced some captivating illustrations. Well done!

    2. The Hole in the Dike is a classic tale of a hero that doesn't see himself as a hero. Peter, a young Dutch boy, is riding his bike around the town, admiring the dike and its strong walls that holds back the sea. After hearing a gurgling noise, he realizes there is a hole in the dike. Peter tries all night to stop the leak, but is unsuccessful. Soon the milkman came and Peter asked him to go to the village and send some men to repair the leak. Peter was a hero. But he did not see himself as a hero [...]

    3. This is one of Eric Carle's lesser known works. But my affinity for Dutch culture drew me to it even though it is not a Dutch tale. The telling was very sweet and calm and the detail in the illustrations was excellent.

    4. Unfortunate name. Of course, it isn't like I picked up on that when I read this story in grade school. Good tale.

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