Astrid Lindgren

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Book cover: 'Happy Times in Noisy Village'
Author(s): 
Astrid Lindgren
Copyright: 
1961
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
119 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

The charming and humorous adventures of the children of "Noisy Village" are continued in this sequel, recently reprinted by Bethlehem Books. The children's adventures and creative pranks and business ideas make for a fun family story. Speaking from experience, I can attest to the fact that it's an excellent book to curl up with on a chilly fall afternoon with a couple of little girls on your lap. (My eight year old boy hung around to listen too.)

Review Date: 
1-23-04
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The Children of Noisy Village

Author(s): 
Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: 
Puffin Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
124 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

This story is about a nine year old girl and her friends and brothers. They all lived in Noisy Village, which was really three farms with seven children running around and being noisy which is why everyone called it Noisy Village. In South Farm lived a boy named Olaf and his little sister Kersten. In Middle Farm lived Karl, Bill and Lisa. In North Farm lived two girls named Britta and Anna. They have a few adventures with the grumpy shoemaker, have trouble coming home from school on time and have many other hilarious adventures, but you will have to read the book to find out about them. I think girls would like this book a little bit better than boys would, but I think your whole family will enjoy this amusing, fast-read book.

Additional notes: 

Reviewer age 9

Review Date: 
1999
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