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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192734598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192734594
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A lovely evocation of a beautiful countryside and a world where children were free to explore and enjoy adventures' (Parents in Touch)

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By the much-loved author of Pippi Longstocking.

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The story is told through the eyes of 7 year old Lisa. She lives in a tiny Swedish village named Bullerby with her friends (and brothers) Britta, Inga, Lasse, Bosse und Ole. Together they look for treasures, sleep in the barn and tease each other as kids at that age do. Astrid Lindgren managed to write a beautiful story about children's life and friendship that is ideal for reading out loud. It is also a good story for beginners. Astrid Lindgren's books were part of my childhood. I still love all her lovely invented characters and read her books again and again.
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It's refreshing to read a classic book that is written in a vernacular style that children today can easily understand. The plot, dialogue and prose descriptions are really clear and accessible, while also harking back to times when there weren't any electronic toys. I think it's great for kids today to hear how children used to occupy themselves, especially without adult 'interference.' The Swedish landscape and culture is described so beautifully - how about a glut of ripe summer cherries or picking wild strawberries, baking gingerbread for gifts or a dawn sleigh ride on Christmas morning? They're very funny too.
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I love this book and having read it many times as a child (in a different language) I now bought it for my kids and they love it!!!

The delivery was speedy and the book in superb condition. Great buy!
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100 pages of nostalgia from the author of Pippi Lockstocking. The children of Noisy Village are six children living on three adjacent farms in a hamlet in Sweden.

One of them narrates these short tales from their year - from making maps and caves in the hayloft in the summer to struggling through miles of snow to get home at Christmas.

The boys and girls are fairly typical - they like adventures and playing pretend, picking strawberries, dressing up, sometimes they prefer to play apart, but they are also good friends.

As an editor notes at the end, the episode involving stealing eggs from nests and blowing them woudl these days be both illegal and considered in a very different light to back in the 1940s, but I'm glad it was left in - it's good to be able to share such acts and explain how times have changed.

For an adult, though I have never even visited Sweden, this has a lovely wistful feel to it, of childhoods past and village life in a time before technology, of innocence and children making their own fun.

Tony Ross is a good choice for illustrator in this as well, giving the children a traditional look and keeping it simple with black and white chapter heading drawings.

Chapters are very short, and it would be perfect for bedtime reading with a 5-7 year old, so parents can talk about the differences between now and then, the children's lives and their own. A couple of issues would raise questions - the egg blowing for one, and also the chapter involving an abused dog.

Times may change, but children don't, and this is a lovely collection of short adventures to show today's children what their grandparents young lives (or those of their contemporaries) may have been like.
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100 pages of nostalgia from the author of Pippi Lockstocking. The children of Noisy Village are six children living on three adjacent farms in a hamlet in Sweden.

One of them narrates these short tales from their year - from making maps and caves in the hayloft in the summer to struggling through miles of snow to get home at Christmas.

The boys and girls are fairly typical - they like adventures and playing pretend, picking strawberries, dressing up, sometimes they prefer to play apart, but they are also good friends.

As an editor notes at the end, the episode involving stealing eggs from nests and blowing them woudl these days be both illegal and considered in a very different light to back in the 1940s, but I'm glad it was left in - it's good to be able to share such acts and explain how times have changed.

For an adult, though I have never even visited Sweden, this has a lovely wistful feel to it, of childhoods past and village life in a time before technology, of innocence and children making their own fun.

Chapters are very short, and it would be perfect for bedtime reading with a 5-7 year old, so parents can talk about the differences between now and then, the children's lives and their own. A couple of issues would raise questions - the egg blowing for one, and also the chapter involving an abused dog.

Times may change, but children don't, and this is a lovely collection of short adventures to show today's children what their grandparents young lives (or those of their contemporaries) may have been like.
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I love this book I read it it when I was a child will be reading it to my children now
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The story is wonderful - just like all of Astrid Lindgren's books. However, Florence Lamborn manages to do something I would have thought impossible: she ruins the book. Her voice is too dark and sounds too old for the story's narrator, who is supposed to be a 7 year old girl. And she is a terrible reader. Her voice lacks emotion, she ready too slow, pronounces too clearly, and hardly varies tempo and pitch. With this reading all the cheeky playfulness of the character is gone.
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