Nannestad, Katrina When Mischief came to Town 180 pgs Houghton Mifflin, 2015. $16.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: PG
Set in the early 1900s of Denmark this is the story of a loved
happy and quirky little girl named Inge. After her mother dies she must move to
a very rural island with her grandmother. Hardly anyone there is happy and full
of such joy and mischief, so Inge sets about to change that.
This is a cute story reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking or Anne
of Green Gables. The mischievous adventures are actually pretty funny. The
author does a good job creating the main characters, especially the hot and
cold grandma. There is some old
fashioned discipline in this book and I wonder if young readers will understand
this is normal for the time period without some explanation.
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.