IREENTJE LEARNS THE HARD WAY
AN IMMIGRANT CHILD'S ESCAPADES IN CANADA
I. Caroline Crocker
Have you ever chewed gum you found on the playground? Played in a ditch where wolves roam? Skated in the backyard? Sold driveway stones? Had a bird poop on your head? Fed chipmunks from your hand? Been mean? Told a whopper? Learned the hard way? Ireentje has. She is the eldest child of Dutch immigrants to Canada in the days before computers, cell phones, or child car seats. Readers will find themselves moving between chuckles, embarrassment, amazement and understanding. By the end, they will want to meet the passionate free spirit who is Ireentje.