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Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action, Children’s Book

Posted on: August 10, 2020

I´m pleased to be a guest on Wanda Luthman´s blog where I talk about Why I Wrote Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action. Check it out.

Wanda Luthman's Book Blog

Children’s Author, Darlene Foster

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog.

Today, I want to introduce to you one of my favorite children’s authors. I’ve known her virtually for several years now. Her name is Darlene Foster and she’s written a series of books on a girl named Amanda in the Amanda Travels series.

Darlene, please tell us about you and your inspiration for this book as well as the series…

Why I Wrote Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action

My interest in the country of Holland began when a teacher read us a book called, Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, by Mary Mapes Dodge, which I loved. The book, written in 1865, by an author who had never been to Holland herself but heard stories about it from her Dutch neighbours.

Over the years I read other books that took place in Holland, many of them…

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20 Responses to "Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action, Children’s Book"

I remember reading Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates as a girl, but no book ever evolved from that. However, I did write memoir and included my love for reading.

Congrats, Darlene, and thank you, Wanda, for featuring her today!

How wonderful that you read that book as well. Girls that love to read, often write a book, eventually. I appreciate your support, Marian. xo

Good article. Amanda goes everywhere education takes kids. It’s a perfect match.

Great interview!
Loved this book, as I do all your Amanda adventures , Darlene. You have an outstanding way of combining the wonderful uniqueness of cultures with a fast-paced mystery that kids (and I) can’t resist.

Thanks so much for being a loyal Amanda Travels fan. I’m pleased you liked this one as it is close to my heart.

Great mystery and a grand tour of Holland.

Thanks, Patricia. I’m always pleased when you enjoy my books.

What a great post Darlene…you so deserve this based on your hard work…..kudos to you❤️

Thank you so much, my friend!! xo

That was lovely. I particularly liked your photo taken with all those vibrant tulips.

The tulips in Holland were amazing! Thanks.

I went to your friends site and read the review. I always love learning more about you and your books!

Thanks so much! You are so kind.

Darlene I think it is fabulous that not only are you inspiring children to learn more about other countries, but also about the history and the sacrifice so may have given. Another great interview.

Thanks, Sue. And thanks for your contribution to this story. I’m not sure if you’ve read it yet but you will laugh when you read the part inspired by you. xo

I have not read it yet but now I must do so as soon as possible! Can’t wait!

Congratulations on the new Amanda book, Darlene! It sounds wonderful. What a great picture of you in Holland!!

Thanks, Lisa. I love Holland so much.

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