who was the boy. . .

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    in the story about the hole in the dike in Holland?

    Thanks, Susan
     
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    The Little Dutch Boy, more info here: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/l/little_dutch_boy.html

     
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    There's a version illustrated by Eric Carle:

    Hole in the Dike
    Norma Green, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

    Also try:

    Boy Who Held Back the Sea
    Thomas Locker (Illustrator), Lenny Hort
     
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    Thanks, we found it. Hans Brinker.
     
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    Wasn't Hans Brinker the one with the skates?
     
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    Hans Brinker is the one with the silver skates. From B & N:
    The classic winter story, complete and unabridged. In a wonderland of frozen canals and water roads, the year's most glorious event is about to take place: the race to win the magnificent Silver Skates. But Hans and Gretel Brinker need a miracle, for their family is penniless. Can a family's love overcome the cruel twists of fate?

    Hole in the Dike, From B & N:
    Retells the tale of the little boy whose resourcefulness and courage saved his country from being destroyed by the ocean.


    The confusion probably comes from both stories were written by the same author originally and the Boy with his finger in the dike story was published in the Hans Brinker book at first. (But Hans Brinker is not the boy who holds back the water, he IS the one with the silver skates) This tale (The Little Dutch Boy/Hole in the Dike) originates from the American writer Mary Mapes Dodge and is in fact not a real myth, although many people believe it is. She published this tale in 'Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates' in 1865.
     

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