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Mischievous Meg Mass Market Paperback – August 6, 1985


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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: 0.5 x 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,033,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a wonderful book that I read as a child and bought as an adult. If you were mischievous yourself and remember what it was like, get this book for your child or yourself. Great fun.
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By Jan W. on December 9, 2013
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have the book in Germany can not buy. 'm very satisfied and to be happy with this book my girlfriend a nice christmas
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Astrid Lindgren is not a one trick pony. She is always known for Pippi Longstocking, but this book stands out on its own. I am always surprised that it is not celebrated in its own right. Meg is a real girl, without super powers like Pippi. Her adventures are charming and hilarious.
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