Children of Noisy Village (paperback)
A charming story about the everyday life of six children living on the three neighboring farms in the Swedish countryside that everybody calls "noisy village" because of its "high spirits". Go crayfishing in the summer at Nocken, "dipping in the pot" at Christmas-time with Lisa and Karl, and join Britta and Anna who know the best way to go about "nutting" for the New Year. In this gently humorous tale, master storyteller Astrid Lindgren takes us through a year in the lives and customs of these children, as seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Lisa who tells about her brothers and playmates and the happy times they spend at work and at play in their village. Line illustrations. For ages 8-12.