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Amanda in Holland
Amanda in Holland

Amanda in Holland

Missing in Action

9-12

Amanda Travels

JUVENILE FICTION

128 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (CA $12.99) (US $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781771681711

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Sep 2019)

Price: $9.99
 
 

Overview

The latest in a beloved series about a tween who travels the world learning of other cultures and solving mysteries

Alongside her best friend Leah, Amanda is in Holland to see the tulips, travel the canals, visit Anne Frank House, check out windmills and a wooden shoe factory, and take pictures of the flowers of Keukenhof Gardens. She is also keen to find out what happened to her great uncle, who never returned from World War II and was declared missing in action. What she doesn't expect is to find and fall in love with an abandoned puppy named Joey. While trying to find a home for him, she meets Jan, a Dutch boy who offers to help, a suspicious gardener, a strange woman on a bicycle, and an overprotective goose named Gerald.  Follow Amanda around the charming country of Holland, filled with colorful tulips, windmills, and more bicycles than she could have imagined. Once again, intrepid traveler Amanda encounters danger and intrigue as she tries to solve more than one mystery in a foreign country. 

Reviews

"Adventure, mystery and friendship—I loved learning about Holland through the eyes of Amanda and Leah!" —Alex Lyttle, author of The Rise of Winter and From Ant to Eagle

"The story is told in a conversational voice that will draw all readers in and deftly mixes the cultural details with how Amanda engages in and solves the mystery." —Jacqui Murray, author of Born in a Treacherous Time

"I had to smile as page after page the essence of the country is superbly captured through Amanda's eyes." —Irene Butler, author and travel writer

Author Biography

Darlene Foster dreamed of writing and traveling the world, so it's no surprise she's now the award-winning author of a children's adventure series about a traveling twelve-year-old girl. A world traveler herself, Darlene spends most of her time in Vancouver, Canada and Orihuela Costa, in Spain.