Hilda Van Stockum Dies, Aged 98

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Hilda Van Stockum, 98, Prolific Children's Author - November 3, 2006 - The New York Sun

Hilda Van Stockum, who died yesterday at 98, was an author and illustrator of children's books, including "The Winged Watchman" (1962), a dramatic tale based on real-life events in which the Dutch resistance used windmills to send coded messages during World War II. Van Stockum's native Netherlands was the setting for many of her books, including her first, "A Day on Skates," which received a Newberry citation in 1935. Subtitled "The Story of a Dutch Picnic," "A Day on Skates" featured an introduction by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Van Stockum's aunt by marriage.

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