Abe is an angry old man who carries in his heart the secret pain of his daughter's and grandchild's death. His grief makes Old Abe intolerant towards everyone, but especially toward young boys. For the actions of a group of impulsive young boys caused the death of not only his daughter, but also of his grandchild.
Old Abe’s anger and fear are dramatically overcome when he becomes the reluctant rescuer of another group of wild young boys. In the process, Old Abe receives a peace of mind and heart which prepares him for his final journey.
For ages 10 and up
W.G. Vandehulst is well known throughout Europe as a master storyteller. His stories have been read and enjoyed by young people for more than fifty years.
Old Abe is one of Vandehulst's classics. The close cooperation of author-father and illustrator-son has produced a truly memorable book which is sure to delight young and old alike.