by Hilda van Stockum
Reading Levels: 8+
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Boissevain Books, dedicated to reviving the work of internationally acclaimed author and illustrator Hilda van Stockum (1908-2006).
Penengro is the story of a young orphan boy who runs away from his adoptive parents and joins a community of gypsies. The story is set in Ireland in the mid-20th century. It’s an exciting tale of a child who, when adopted because of his resemblance to the couple’s dead son, escapes and finds acceptance and support in a culture historically scorned by mainstream society. Penengro is filled with adventure, and written with sensitivity and pride in its depiction of Romany culture. First published in 1972 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, this softbound edition was published in April 2010 by Boissevain Books.
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