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, c2015
ISBN: 9780544534322
Branch Call Number: J FIC NAN
Characteristics: 179 p. ;,20 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.

martha_w 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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