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The Dutch Twins

The Dutch Twins - Lucy Fitch Perkins 1001 CBYMRBYGUKit and Kat are twins. They live in Holland with their mother and father. Kit and Kat are not their real names; their real names are Katrina and Christopher, but they will not be called Katrina and Christopher until they are four and a half feet tall and that will be a long time from now.So goes this little collection of stories about the two little Dutch twins. They go fishing with their father on the dyke and drive a tiny milk cart with their grandfather and sell cabbages with their father and help their mother clean their house and wait for Saint Nicholas to come to their house and bring candies and cakes. Simple little stories, filled with little details about windmills and dykes and wooden shoes and Dutch church. Such lovely little stories that I read all 191 pages at one sitting. Because the stories are so old, they are available online for free. A little research about author Lucy Fitch Perkins reveals that she wrote a whole series of twin books, including Mexican Twins, French Twins, and even Eskimo Twins."I told you to go slowly," said Grandfather. "Now look at the cart, and see what you've done by not minding,—spoiled your best clothes and Kat's, and spilled the milk! Go back to Grandmother." "But I couldn't mind twice at one time," said Kit. "I was minding about not letting go." "Oh dear," sobbed Kat, "I wish we were four and a half feet high now! If we were, this never would have happened."