Kiet Engels is the kind of teacher one wishes every schoolchild could have. She is strict but never harsh. Loving but never soft. Her patience in endless. Miss Kiet’s pupils have only just arrived in Holland. Everything is new and confusing. But Miss Kiet’s firm but loving hand brings calm and awakens trust. She not only teaches her pupils to read and write Dutch, but also helps them learn to solve problems together and respect one another. Slowly the children gain skills and confidence. The Children of Miss Kiet chronicles changes that are small yet at the same time immense.