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The Golden Cap (Paperback)
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Etje, the oldest girl in a family of seven children living in a small fishing village in the Netherlands, faces a heart-rending problem. It is the late 1800's and her papa has decided to take the family to America where there is plenty of work and opportunity. But Etje's dearly loved grandmother wants Etje to stay with her in Holland. After much deliberation, Etje's papa allows her to stay behind with her Beppe, and that choice leads to events that form the heart of the story.This beautifully illustrated story book for ages 6-10 is sure to be treasured and remembered by children, teachers, parents and grandparents.
About the Author
Sally Kamerling has been published in a variety of children's magazines including Faces, Boy's Quest, DevoZine and Clubhouse Jr. She started writing while working as a nurse and has also been published in Nursing Spectrum magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She earned a BSN from Columbia University Presyterian Hospital School of Nursing, a degree in Education from the State University of New York and is a graduate of the Institute for Children's Literature. She enjoys traveling, especially to Holland, her husband's birthplace, and visiting friends and relatives still living there. She was inspired to write The Golden Cap after hearing her grandmother's story and visiting her birthplace in a small fishing village in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands.