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Mischievous Meg Mass Market Paperback – August 6, 1985

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Text: English, Swedish (translation)
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (August 6, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140319549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140319545
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,873,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on January 29, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have loved this book since I was a child. Astrid Lindgren always had strong, female characters that I could readily identify with and cheer and Meg is no exception.

Bright and spirited, Meg is never at a loss for concocting well intentioned mischief. She fashions a parachute out of an umbrella and jumps off the roof. She suffers from a concussion and has to endure the gloating of her bratty little sister and the foolish housekeeper who gloatingly insist that it is not Meg who gets into trouble; rather, it is the mythical imp, "Sebastian Loki." The pair taunt poor Meg into a frenzy with their Sebastian stories, which I thought was mean.

Meg rebounds and is back with a BANG! In fact, she cuts her own bangs, defaces a picture of the Queen in one of her history books and blames her recent spate of mischief on a classmate named "Richard." As you have already guessed by now, there was no Richard. Meg was just being..well, bright, irrepressisible, high spirited MEG! I love her!

I also loved the cultural enrichment this book provided. The description of the Swedish Christmas was a bonus treat.

This is the kind of book that binds generations. It is timeless.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Ramey on July 26, 2001
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This is a delightful children's book. I remembered it fondly from my childhood, and my daughter was equally enchanted when I read it to her. Months after reading the book together, we still laugh at some of the unforgetable misadventures of Meg. The beautiful description of a Scandinavian Christmas, seen through a child's eyes, is also memorable. I have never understood how this treasure by the author of "Pippi Longstocking" could have been so overlooked.
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By Garrett Zecker on March 28, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Mischievous Meg is a book of small vignettes of a somewhat naughty young lady whose choices are both whimsical and irreverent, teaching lessons while telling an engaging story of a young lady and her small family. This book was published around the middle of Lindgren's career, and this is the second of Lindgren's books that I have read with my six year old son,the first being The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.

We enjoyed this about as much as we did Longstocking, but for different reasons. While Longstocking is a lot of fun to read, the thing about Mischievous Meg is that she is real, and the conflicts she faces and the choices she makes have a basis in reality. It was fun to discuss and predict with my son, as he was seeing her do many of the naughty things he is familiar with - making up stories, doing dangerous things, being rambunctious and having both a fondness for and vexing exhaustion from school. This book, while not full of the bizarre twists and turns of Longstocking's sometimes creepy contempt for and injury of adults, does say something about the real relationships and frustrations children have with their own imaginations and limitations.

We enjoyed it very much, and perhaps my favorite interaction went something like this after Meg jumped off the wood shed and was bloodied and unresponsive:
Me: so, what do you think happened?
Son: She fell and got hurt!
M: you were right, then! That is what you said would happen - but her sister says she is dead. Do you think she is hurt or dead?
S: She is just hurt.
M: How do you know?
S: Its obvious.
M: But she is on the ground not moving and she has blood all over her face...
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