An unsentimental, fast paced tale of an eleven-year-old fending for himself during the WWII Occupation of Holland.
Experience with Fred, the raging Battle of Arnhem, near misses with the Gestapo, living in a chicken coop, a mad dash across no-man's land, all the while moving between twenty-six hiding places to stay out of Nazi hands. 

Fred's life-like reportage of his war memories touches veterans, modern day readers and young people alike.
Into 18th printing with over 9,000 sold.  Canadian Best Seller status granted.  Call Me Mom with Dutch text now available as Zeg maar mamma ISBN 978-94-6228-026-7. Further details from
Electronic versions available-at Amazon, KOBO, Overdrive (Libraries), Apple iBooks (see Web Links)
    ISBN 9780 973 6870 26 English Text
    ISBN Electronic Version 978 0973 6870 33
    ISBN 978-94-6228-026-7 Dutch Text
UPDATE: SEE NEW PAGE - "Amersfoort Memorial" - click on the tab above.

Upcoming Events & News - Click on date for more details

  • NOV 2015 SPECIAL HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING EVENTS: COLES MARKET MALL, INDIGO TD SQUARE, CROSS IRON MILLS & SIGNAL HILL. CHAPTERS SPECTRUM & CROWFOOT Saturday Nov 7th COLES Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW 10am-5pm, Calgary store phone 403288 1611Wednesday Nov 11th, INDIGO TD Square, 317 7th Ave SW 10am-5pm, Calgary ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2015, 1:22 PM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
  • OCTOBER 2015 SPECIAL HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING EVENTS! CHAPTERS DALHOUSIE, SHAWNESSY, RED DEER & INDIGO SHEPHERD Saturday, Oct 10th  Chapters Dalhousie, 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW, 10am-5pm. Calgary Store Phone 403 202 4600Saturday, Oct 17th  Chapters Shawnessy, 16061 Macleod Trail SW, 10am-5pm. Calgary Store ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2015, 8:13 AM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
  • SOUTH TRAIL SHEPHERD CENTRE INDIGO Sep 26 Saturday Please join Fred van Zuiden signing his Best Seller "Call Me Mom" on Saturday. September 26th, 2015 at INDIGO4916 130th Ave SE, Calgary T2Z0G4,   10am-5pm. Store phone 403 ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 3:53 PM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
  • MILITARY MUSEUMS Aug 12, 2015 at 6pm The week long Mountain View Summer Music Festival included August 12th to honour the Liberation of Holland.  The two exhibits included were the Maple Leaf and the Tulip and the ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 3:41 PM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
  • Unveiling of Sculpture at Amersfoort Kamp Fred has recently returned from the Netherlands where he was an honoured guestat the unveiling of the Eric Claus Sculpture in Memory of those who at great personalrisk ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 10:19 AM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
  • European Battlefield Tour Summer 2015 Special event signing for students and parents for those who will participate in this year'sEuropean Battlefield Tour by Bishop Grandin High School. Please join us July 31st as ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2015, 2:55 PM by Fred or Audrey Vanzuiden
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