Run, Kevin, Run!
by Piet Prins
Paideia Press, 1980
189 pg; Softcover; $8 Can.
reviewed by Christine Van Delden
Kevin Robbins is an orphan who has trouble adjusting to his Christian foster home. He cannot understand his foster mom and dad, and he is certain that they do not understand him, and now regret giving him a home. Kevin decides his only option is to run away from the family he dislikes, and the God he wants nothing to do with. It is only after being wanted by the police, and nearly dying himself, that Kevin discovers God’s faithfulness and his love towards his children.
This is an excellent read for children ages 9-12; the story is packed with action, adventure, and Christian values.
Piet Prins: Pieter Jongeling’s Secret Identity
In addition to his work as a teacher, parliamentarian and editor, Pieter Jongeling was also a well-known children’s author. Or at least his alter-ego, Piet Prins, was well-known. Jongeling wrote at least two dozen children’s adventures using this pseudonym, the most famous of which were about a boy and his dog Scout (or Snuf de Hond if you read them in the original Dutch). Three of Prins’ books are reviewed below. They are available at Inheritance Publications (1-780-674-3949 - www.telusplanet.net/public/inhpubl/webip/ip.htm) or Vanderheide Publishing (1-800-881-0705 - www.godutch.com)
Reformed Perspective - July/August 2004