The Tide in the Attic Author:Aleid Van Rhijn When the dikes broke and the water rose higher and higher, Kees, his parents and little sister, their maid and hired man moved up and up in the house until the only place they could escape from the rising water was the roof. There the six, with the dog and the cat, crouched for a day and a night until they were rescued by helicopter. There are n... more »o heroics in this story of the disastrous 1953 flood in Holland; the writing is simple, realistic reporting.(Horn Book Apr/62 p.174)« less
Illustrated by Margery Gill, translated by A.J. Pomerans, published Criterion 1962, 127 pages. It was first published in Holland under the title Een Helicoter Daalde. It was then translated into English and the first US publication was 1962. It's about farm family in Holland and how they survived a terrible flood. All six end up on the roof of the house. The boy's name is Kees Wielemaker and his little sister's name is Sjaantje. Their mom and dad are there and so are the farmhand Jacob, and the maid Trui. Super book, It's in my collection!!!!