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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (February 2, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014032609X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140326093
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Six children from neighboring farms have fun all year long in this charming book by the author of the Pippi Longstocking stories. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes

Text: English, Swedish (translation)

More About the Author

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) created the character of Pippi Longstocking to entertain her daughter. Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature.

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It's very easy to relate too and full of subtle humor.
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My 9 year old Grandson loves this book and likes to read it to his younger brother.
Karon Richards
Lindgren's children's books are deliciously old-fashioned and rustic.
Giordano Bruno

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69 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Giordano Bruno on April 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
My own son is nearly out of high school and will no longer sit on my lap to let me read to him. Imagine! The rascal! But I have two boys, children of my cousin, and a niece, who are beginning to appreciate my reading talents. Their mothers have not been slow to recognize my utility on that front.
Astrid Lindgren was famous in America, years ago, for her Pippi Longstocking books. I think those are still common in bookstores. As an ex-boy reading to a boy, I enjoyed Lindgren's Rasmus books much more, and I loved the "Noisy Village" series. Lindgren's children's books are deliciously old-fashioned and rustic. Rasmus is the Huckleberry Finn of Sweden, and the five children of Noisy Village might remind English readers of Tom Sawyer and Little Women melded together. I read all these books in Swedish, and I'm just becoming acquainted with them in English for my young relatives. The translation is good - not quite as idiomatically piquant as the original, but attractively brash and blunt. Boys will enjoy the stories as much as girls. The target age for hearing these stories is about four to six, and quick-to-read children will be able to handle them at seven.
Life in a village in oldtime Sweden was little different from life in rural areas of the Upper Midwest before TV. Parents also may feel the pull of that good-natured, fundamentally decent community. There are no tickets to the past, however, except in books.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Britt Arnhild Lindland on January 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Together with my 6 years old daughter we read this wonderful book by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren as our bedtime reading. We read the Norwegian version of the book, as my daughter doesn't understand English, but the stories are the same, and the charming illustrations are by Ilon Wikland in our book as well.
This is such wonderful, old fashioned stories, from a time when the most important task of a little girl was to play with her friends, and the greatest worry was where to find the eggs of the old hen. It is so important in our world today that children can dream themselves into the life like it is in the Noisy Village, where everybody knows each other, everybody are friends, and they live a common day to day life. We love the chapters, and my daughter can never have enough of the stories.
The book reminds me in a way of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, though this story is set in Sweden, and shows us the traditional life of the Swedish countryside from the middle of the last century.
I can recommend this book for parents and grandparents that are looking for a charming read for their kids.
Britt Arnhild Lindland in Norway
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 1998
Format: Turtleback
This is Nils (16) from Germany. I read this book several times. It's so wonderful. When I was 4 or 5 my sister read me the book for the first time and I think that it formed my life. It' just great. And I am just reading it again and think that I will do it again and again.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
The book I read was The Childern of Noisy Village.This book is about a group of young childern. They do different things every day. One of the girls in the book tells about some things in her life and other people. The childern play and have a good imagination. Astrid Lindgern takes us through the year of six Swedish childern living in a row of three houses North Farm, Middle Farm, and South Farm. Many differnt surprises come through this book. This book I recommend to children and adults. This is a book for people that realy want to hear a child's point of view, and that loves to hear about the country of Sweden.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ibsen Freak on January 8, 2007
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I'm 43 and remember every page of this book- My parents read it to us every summer- and its pages and stories have stuck with me for decades. Buy it- turn off the tv AND the internet AND the cell phone- and read it out loud to your kids- its the best thing in the world!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chris Armstrong on August 17, 2005
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This is a wonderful book depicting the simple joys of growing up in a small Scandinavian village in the early 20th century. The Children of Noisy Village get into mischief, celebrate birthdays and holidays and enjoy hayrides and picnics together. It's the kind of childhood we all wish we could have experienced. It's a beautifully written book and not sentimental. A great read aloud for the 5-8 set. Lots of fun.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am over thirty, and I found this book too cute. But when I read it to my 6 year old daughter I was surprised by how much she liked it. There is only one book she likes better - Astrid Lindgren's Mio, My Son. Now we are on the third or fourth rereading. It seems to be the perfect book to read before putting a child to bed.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
ever since my mommy bought this book for me i have been diving in to it taking it on trips and reading it at home. this book is full of stories about six cheerfull and mischievous kids (three boys and three girls) who live in three swidish farm houses.even if your favorite kind of stories are adventures you will love this beacause it is a huge adventure in its own way.
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