When Mischief Came to Town (Hardcover)

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Escape to another world in this enchanting story set on a tiny island in Denmark. The year is 1911. After the death of her beloved mother, ten year old Inge Maria arrives on the island to live with her no-nonsense grandmother. School and meeting new people seem dull to Inge, until she has some lively adventures. As time passes, Inge learns about her friend Klaus' secrets and comes to know her grandmother's true character. Wonderful humor is sprinkled throughout the book, and the imaginative use of language is delightful. As Inge brings life to the island, she will captivate readers' hearts in this modern classic.   

— Barbara Katz


In the tradition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and PIPPI LONGSTOCKING comes a heart-warming novel about love, family, grief, joy and the power of laughter and imagination.
When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are supposed to be seen and not heard. But no matter how hard Inge tries to be good, mischief has a way of finding her. Could it be that a bit of mischief is exactly what Grandmother and the people of Bornholm need?

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544534322
ISBN-10: 0544534328
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English