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"A rollicking story." —The Horn Book
Before she became internationally known for her Pippi Longstocking books, Astrid Lindgren was an aspiring author living in Stockholm with her family at the outbreak of the Second World War. The diaries she kept throughout the hostilities offer a civilian's, a mother's, and an aspiring writer’s unique account of the devastating conflict. She emerges as a morally courageous critic of violence and war, as well as a deeply sensitive and astute observer of world affairs. We hear her thoughts about rationing, blackouts, the Soviet invasion of Finland, and the nature of evil, as well as of her personal heartbreaks, financial struggles, and trials as a mother and writer.
Posthumously published in Sweden to great international acclaim, these diaries were called in the Swedish press an “unparalleled war narrative,” “unprecedented.” and a “shocking history lesson.” Illustrated with family photographs, newspaper clippings, and facsimile pages, Lindgren’s diaries provide an intensely personal and vivid account of Europe during the war.
He goes through his regular routine but becomes perplexed by an undying question for which he cannot find the answer. "Generations come and generations go, but where do they come from and to where do they go?"
This is a new translation of the original poem and should not be confused with short story entitled "The Tomten" which is an adaptation by Astrid Lindgren of the original poem but not a translation.
Also known as "Midvinternattens Köld är Hård" (Midwinter Night's Cold Is Hard), the original poem was written in Swedish by Viktor Rydberg and first published in the magazine "Ny Illustrerad Tidning" in 1881. While outwardly being an idyllic Christmas poem, the poem asks deep questions about the passage of time and the meaning of life.
Tiny Seacrow Island is one of hundreds of islands in the sparkling blue of the Baltic Sea. Though small, it has everything you’d want in an island: woods to wander in, flowers to pick, fish to catch, boats to sail in, all kinds of animals. But it doesn’t have very many young people. So when the four Melkerson kids and their father move into Carpenter’s Cottage one June day, they’re immediately welcomed by the resourceful islanders: Johan and Niklas Melkerson, at twelve and thirteen, are natural companions for adventurous Freddy and Teddy (girls exactly their age); dreamy Pelle, the baby of the family, gets up to trouble with bossy Tjorven and fanciful Stina; and ever-responsible Malin, who at nineteen looks after her scatterbrained father as well as her brothers, catches the eye of all the island’s young men. Before long Seacrow Island and Carpenter’s Cottage (tumbledown and leaky though it may be) have become a real home for the Melkersons.
Seacrow Island is a remarkable story, filled with sweetness and sorrow, humor and suspense, and peopled with the vivid, unexpected, wonderfully winning characters we’ve come to expect from the creator of the unforgettable Pippi Longstocking.
Pippi compie 75 anni!
Per festeggiare lo speciale anniversario, questa nuova edizione integrale, a cura di Samanta Milton Knowles, contiene otto capitoli in più!
A delightful fantasy tale about family by the author of the internationally best-selling Pippi Longstocking books, now in paperback
Nine-year-old Karl Anders Nilsson is the unwelcome foster child of an uncaring couple. Lonely and neglected, he yearns for simple things, things that many children already have: a warm and loving home of his own, someone to share his sorrows and joys with, and, most important, his real father.
Then, on October 15, Karl simply disappears. Where has he gone? (Police are searching for him!) But Karl is far away from chilly Stockholm, in Farawayland, where he has found his father, who is none other than the king of that land. And now Karl faces a truly dangerous mission. Prophecies have foretold his coming for thousands of years. He, his new best friend Pompoo, and Miramis, his wonderful flying horse with a golden mane, must travel together into the darkness of Outer Land to do battle with Sir Kato, the cruel abductor of the children of Farawayland. Only a child of the royal blood can stop him...
La fille du brigand (1844) est une oeuvre phare pour qui veut comprendre les tendances et les tensions de l'imaginaire au milieu du XIXe siècle. Extrait : Julienne fixa attentivement Helmina ; elle était d'une pâleur livide ; ses yeux respiraient une mélancolie grave et réfléchie, sa figure un air d'élévation et de douceur angélique. Julienne ne put s'empêcher de frémir en apercevant le changement subit qui venait de s'opérer sur les traits d'Helmina. - Il y a bientôt six ans que je suis ici, continua Helmina, et depuis ce temps, ma chère Julienne, malgré les peines que j'ai eues, notamment celle que me cause la conduite cachée et mystérieuse de mon père, je n'en ai jamais éprouvé de plus cuisante que celle d'aujourd'hui ; car je vous l'avouerai, Julienne, quoique mon chagrin ne paraisse pas à l'extérieur d'une manière aussi frappante que ce matin, il n'en existe pas moins encore dans mon cœur et m'occupe entièrement. J'aime à vous parler de ma douleur ; ma tendre Julienne, parce que je sais que vous m'aiderez à la supporter, parce que je sens qu'il est doux pour une amie de s'épancher dans le cœur de son amie ; et assurément je n'en ai point, je n'en aurai jamais de plus sincère, de plus attachée que vous.
Pippi Calzelunghe è un libro conosciuto in tutto il mondo e tradotto in 54 lingue, di cui l'ultima dell'elenco è lo zulù. Anche voi troverete in Pippi una compagna forte, allegra, furba e ricchissima; vive sola a Villa Villacolle e non ha paura di niente: sta benissimo anche senza genitori, perché così nessuno le dice quando è ora di andare a letto o le insegna le buone maniere, che non servono a nulla se non si è veramente generosi. E Pippi, appunto, lo è.
Leggete le sue avventure e vi sentirete, come lei, tanto forti da sollevare un cavallo.
"Any reappearance of the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking is cause for celebration. This installment is no exception." -The New York Times
From the Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winning author of the classic Pippi Longstocking, this is another rollicking adventure that's sure to please fans of the freckled, fun-loving little girl.
"Lovers of Pippi Longstocking will welcome this rollicking tale of a topsy-turvy world in which Pippi and her next-door neighbors put into practice some ideas about good times." - School Library Journal