By Sheldon Winkler During World War II, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, from her exile in London, urged her staff to find a 12-year-old Dutch boy, Dirk van der Heide. Young Dirk, who had emigrated to the United States with his nine-year-old sister Keetje, had written a short book titled My Sister and I, which was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York in January 1941. A few months later the book was published in London by Faber and Faber. Dirk, who was from the southern subu


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