When Mischief Came to Town

When Mischief Came to Town

Book - 2015
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In 1911, when orphaned ten-year-old Inge comes to live with her stern grandmother in a remote island village in Bornholm, Denmark, she ends up changing the climate of the town, bringing joy and laughter to her grandmother's life and finding a new family for herself to help assuage her grief over losing her mother
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
ISBN: 9780544534322
Branch Call Number: JF Nann
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 21 cm


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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.

Feb 13, 2016

The best way to describe this book is "Anne of Green Gables in Denmark", and it's exactly as charming as that makes it sound. A young girl whose mother recently died is sent (in 1911) to live on an island with her grandmother. It's a super old-fashioned story, and the basic premise--newcomer to town brings mischief with her and shakes up the stodgy locals!--has been done to death, and yet everything about this book is heartwarming and delightful.


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