When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina NannestadWhen Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad

When Mischief Came to Town

byKatrina Nannestad

Hardcover | January 5, 2016

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When Inge Maria Jensen's mother dies, the ten-year-old girl in braids is sent from Copenhagen to live on her grandmother's farm on the Danish island of Bornholm. The whimsical Inge is desperate to tease a smile out of her stern-seeming but "jelly-soft" grandmother with nonsensical songs and Hans Christian Andersen stories. Can she win Fru Bruland's heart even though she injures Henry the turkey, scolds her teacher for making her act ladylike, and swipes some bloomers to use as a sail? A nostalgic nod to Pippi Longstocking and Heidi, this cozy, humorous novel explores love and loss . . . and the unsung magic of mischief.
The award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad studied arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale in New South Wales. Her first teaching job was at a tiny two-teacher school in the bush. She now lives near Bendigo, Australia, with her husband and two sons.
Title:When Mischief Came to TownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544534328

ISBN - 13:9780544534322

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Editorial Reviews

2017 ILA -CBC Children's Choice List Kirkus Best of 2016 Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2016 BookPage Best of 2016 * Readers can only hope for more of [Inge Maria Jensen's] happy mischief and genuine heart." - Publishers Weekly STARRED review * "This heartwarming and richly engaging tale explores grief and the sustaining support of humor with an abundance of love." - Kirkus STARRED review * "A yarn too good to pass up." - Booklist STARRED review "With both a judicious amount to cry at and much to delight in, this book will satisfy lovers of orphan stories and good-natured mischief makers alike." - Bulletin "A truly touching story." - School Library Journal "Fans of Pippi Longstocking will devour this hilarious debut novel, featuring an energetic 10-year-old who invigorates an isolated Danish town." - Shelf Awareness "