Saturday, April 23, 2011

Noisy Village

We just finished reading these 2 books a few weeks ago and I wanted to tell you about them.
First, they were written by Astrid Lindgren (14 november 1907--28 january 2002), who was a Swedish author and screenwriter who is the world's 25th most translated author.  She is best known for the Pippi Longstocking series.  In her obituary, one newspaper referred to her as "...the whole world's queen of fairy tales."
We loved these 2 books.  We could read 2 or 3 chapters a night.  When we got close the end of the 2nd book, the girls wanted to me to just read one chapter a night.  I couldn't figure it out.  But, they told me that they wanted the book to last for as long as possible.  Some of the chapters I read out loud more than once because they loved the stories so much.  Cole would listen to them over and over again.  This is one series that I wish were longer than just 2 books.  Good thing that Astrid Lindgren wrote dozens of stories and books because we will certainly be reading more of her works.


Amara said...

I loved the Pippi books when I was a kid. We'll have to check these guys out. Also, sorry you saw me at my worst Friday evening. I shouldn't have even had that conversation with you, just dealt with things on my own. I talk to much. Tell Summer too to forget that I spoke at all please.

Carroll Family said...

THANKS!!!! Always looking for new fun books to read with the kids!!!