A Wonderful Adventure on Willowdell Farm

by Jeremia Venter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781663219794
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781663219886

About the Book

Summer vacation is approaching, and the deBoer siblings, Daniel, Maria, and Elise, want to have an exciting adventure. Visiting Oupa and Ouma on Willowdell farm in central Pennsylvania is not what they have in mind! Oupa and Ouma need help and ask for an extended visit. The farm vacation takes many unexpected and exciting turns. Oupa shares his stories and delights the siblings. Under the happy surface lurks a serious problem. Daniel discovers that intruders visit the farm at night in search of a treasure. Who are they, and for what are they looking? The entire family soon find themselves in a race to find the valuable treasure and to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Oupa delightfully draws on everyone’s strengths and eccentricities. Will they win with whit and cunning? The vacation turns into just the fast-paced adventure Daniel wanted, and it far exceeds his wildest expectations!

About the Author

Jeremia Venter was born to Afrikaans (Dutch) parents in South Africa. His best adventures occurred while growing up on Mashutti farm, perched on the steep slopes of the mountains surrounding his home town, Tzaneen. He learned Sotho from the tribal people on the farm and English in elementary school. On this lush and sprawling avocado farm, Jeremia contentedly tinkered with old farm equipment and energetically chased monkeys away from the fruit trees. Sometimes, the monkeys chased him instead! After completing his Chemical Engineering degree at Potchefstroom University in South Africa, he moved to The Pennsylvania State University in 1984 to complete a PhD (ChE). He joined Rohm and Haas Company in 1988 and worked in the Chemical Industry for 31 years. He travelled extensively visiting approximately 40 coutries on five continents. Jeremia married Kathleen McClure and had three children: Daniel, Maria, and Nancy Elise. Jeremia enjoyed telling stories to his children over many years, and was encouraged to document some of the old and some new stories. All these stories are dedicated to his wife, children and family.