||Although some numbers have been incorporated into the story, this
book is definitely not about statistics. It tells about the human
cost of immigration from the point of view of those who were not
yet adults when the move occurred. Numerous anecdotes and quotes
illustrate what happens when a rural child or teenager speaking
Dutch only is parachuted into an English-speaking society without
benefit of any preparation or guidance.
What kind of people were the Dutch before the devastation of World War II helped push them out of their homeland? In the first chapter we find some clues...