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Meindert De Jong


(1906 - 1991)

Meindert De Jong

Meindert De Jong (March 4, 1906 – July 16, 1991), sometimes spelled de Jong, or DeJong or Dejong was a Dutch-born American writer of children’s books. He won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1962 for his contributions as a children’s writer.


The Big Goose and the Little White Duck (1963)

A boy buys a big goose and the goose’s friend, a little duck, as pets for his mother, but grandfather wants goose for dinner.

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Author(s): Meindert De Jong
Illustrator(s): Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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