When the Dikes Broke

By Alta Halverson Seymour
Level 8

Based on the great flood that swept over Holland in 1953, the gripping story When the Dikes Broke follows the tale of the van Rossem family as they are awakened by sirens and the clanging of church bells and soon realize that the dikes have broken. As the water rises to their roof, the family is separated, and a desperate and daring search is set in place for those who have been swept away. This adventurous story is packed with educational and moral value.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, Netherlands, Holland
Period 20th Century, 1900s, mid 1900s, 1953
Genre Historical Fiction
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  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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