The Winged Watchman is a fictional novel from Bethlehem Books which tells the story of the Verhagen family's experiences of the German occupation of Holland during the latter part of World War II. The giant wings of a windmill over the Verhagen home visibly signify an angelic guardian presence while they deal with the dreadful realities of war. Recommended for grade 6. Black and white with some illustrations. Fourth printing, 2001. Original copyright 1962 by Hilda van Stockum. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover. 191 pp.
This book is part of a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature from Bethlehem Books.
The Winged Watchman was so exciting that I could not put it down. The author, Hildo van Stockhum, made life in WWII era Holland so real, that I felt that I was in the story. This is one book that kids will love to read again and again!