When Mischief Came to Town

When Mischief Came to Town

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* "[A] heartwarming and richly engaging tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review When Inge Maria Jensen's mother dies, the ten-year-old girl in braids is sent from Copenhagen to live on her grandmother's farm on the Danish island of Bornholm. The whimsical Inge is desperate to tease a smile out of her stern-seeming but "jelly-soft" grandmother with nonsensical songs and Hans Christian Andersen stories. A nostalgic nod to Pippi Longstocking and Heidi, this cozy, humorous novel explores love and loss . . . and the unsung magic of mischief.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781328740946
Characteristics: 179 pages ;,21 cm.

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darladoodles
Feb 25, 2017

This is such a heartwarming read and as many have described it -- a combination of Anne of Green Gables and Pippi Longstocking. Inge Marie does get into lots of mischief and her grandmother helps her realize that you don't have to be a perfect child to be loved. The adventures Inge Marie has with her grandmother, the farm animals, her friend Klaus and other islanders are delightful.

A great book for a readaloud!

JCLAllisonD Jan 20, 2017

Such a fun book! This is an excellent read aloud with great characters that gives just a touch of historic insight into rural Danish life in 1911.

LydiatheLibrarian Jun 06, 2016

Inga Maria is a sweet child who comes to live with her grandmother on a small island off Denmark's coast. Inga finds joy in most everything she sees & does, even when it sometimes lands her in trouble. Great for lovers of Pippi Longstocking & Anne of Green Gables. An excellent read-aloud. Grades 2-5

CoreneBee Mar 02, 2016

Perfect mix between "Anne of Green Gables" and "Pippi Longstocking". It is a heart-warming story that will have you cheering at the end. Great family readaloud.

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