Twins Afke and Evert have a particularly understanding teacher who decides to take his class on a winter skating trip to a nearby town. Evert and his buddies, shy Simon and loyal Afke all have their share of adventures. Everyone (Teacher most of all) breathes a happy sigh of relief upon arriving home safely after a very full day. Seven full-color paintings and numerous line drawings enliven this Commemorative Edition. With a new special feature "Hilda van Stockum: A Legacy of Light" describing her life and literary history. Recommended for ages 4 and up. A 1936 Newbery Honor book.