King Oberon's Forest

King Oberon's Forest

by Hilda van Stockum

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First published in 1957, King Oberon’s Forest is a fairy tale written by Dutch author Hilda van Stockum.

It tells the story of three brother dwarves, renowned for their bad temper and unfriendliness, whose lives become completely changed after finding and taking in a foundling child. The book has a magical quality and reveals a different side of van Stockum.

King Oberon’s Forest is a wise and witty tale full of adventure.

Illustrated throughout by Ms. van Stockum’s daughter, Brigid Marlin, an accomplished artist and writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787202726
Publisher: Golden Springs Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 86
File size: 29 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

HILDA GERARDA VAN STOCKUM (February 9, 1908 - November 1, 2006) was a Dutch-born children’s writer and artist.

Born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, she grew up in the Netherlands and Ireland. She lived in the United States for many years and moved to England around 1973.

Von Stockum’s books are characterised by their vivid and realistic depictions of family life, some being autobiographical, such as The Mitchells.

Her best-known book is The Winged Watchman, a true story based on letters Hilda received from relatives in the Netherlands that has been praised for conveying an accurate sense of life under Nazi occupation.

An emphasis on realism is also conveyed in her paintings and drawings, which consist mainly of still-lives, landscapes and portraits. She achieved a degree of fame in this regard in Ireland, and was elected to the Honorary Council of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1983.

Hilda van Stockum died in 2006 aged 98.

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