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Welcome to Noisy Village! Well, it s not really quite what it sounds. Lisa, who tells the story, lives on Middle Farm with her parents and two brothers, Karl and Bill. Britta and Anna live at North Farm and Olaf and Kerstin live at South Farm. It is because the houses are right next door to each other in a clump as they liked to do these things in rural Sweden years ago, aWelcome to Noisy Village! Well, it s not really quite what it sounds. Lisa, who tells the story, lives on Middle Farm with her parents and two brothers, Karl and Bill. Britta and Anna live at North Farm and Olaf and Kerstin live at South Farm. It is because the houses are right next door to each other in a clump as they liked to do these things in rural Sweden years ago, and because the children make so much racket that the farmhouses came to be so honestly and happily named. A large linden tree grows between Middle and South Farms and so the boys in the two houses visit each other by climbing through the branches even the girls do it sometimes, like the night they all waited for Olaf to go to sleep so that they could pull out his loose tooth without his knowing it! That is only one of the many escapades designed to make readers young and old wish they could step right into the pages of this little book. Join the fun in this companion volume to The Children of Noisy Village (published by Viking Penguin). Illustrated with delightful line drawings by Ilon Wikland; translated by Florence Lamborn."...

Title : Happy Times in Noisy Village
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ISBN : 9781883937669
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 119 Pages
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Happy Times in Noisy Village Reviews

  • Manybooks
    2019-06-10 23:31

    Astrid Lindgren's Noisy Village series was one of my favourites when I was a little girl (well actually, the German language translation, where the village, the hamlet is known as Bullerbü). When I was a child, I just felt and knew that I absolutely adored the sweet and enchanting episodical nuggets of carefree childhood in a turn of the century Swedish village (actually, less than a village even, but three interconnected farms). Now, rereading this series for the first time in decades, I can truly appreciate and understand how simply wonderful the first-person narrative of seven year old Lisa really is. Astrid Lindgren has so perfectly captured the innocent, but also astute voice of an imaginative and observant child (the voice sounds authentic and never artificial, like how an actual child should sound and not an adult author writing as a child, or more to the point, pretending to be a child).With such a glowing preamble, why then only two stars? It has NOTHING to do with the story itself, and EVERYTHING to do with Florence Lamborn's translation, or rather what has been changed and is missing in the translation. Not only are the episodes arranged rather haphazardly, there are episodes in the second book (in this translation) that in the German edition I read (and likely also in the Swedish original, but that is speculation on my part) appear in books one and three. But even more of an issue is the fact that there are numerous episodes, numerous chapters which do not appear at all, which have seemingly been entirely omitted (expunged) by the translator. And that, at least for me, is not only flabbergasting but also totally unacceptable, and for me, a massive insult to both Astrid Lindgren and her legacy as a children's author. This whole (to me) fiasco does make me wonder at the reasons why certain chapters have been omitted in their entirety (actually almost nine of them, as far as I can tell) and the more I consider the possibilities, the more silly these reasons seem and the more perplexed and even livid I tend to become. It is beyond the scope of and for this review show a detailed list and analysis of the omitted chapters and why (or at least possibly why) Florence Lamborn has chosen to not include them in her translation(s), but suffice it to say that I firmly believe that the chapter where Lasse (or rather Karl in the Noisy Village translations) pretends to be a water sprite has been left out because Karl is briefly nude (oh horror). This is such a fun and in all ways innocent chapter, but I guess American prudishness considers it offensive in some way (come on, the boy is naked for something like one sentence, and all that is stated is that Karl sits on a rock in his proverbial birthday suit, playing a pipe, pretending to be a water sprite). Frankly, it is high time for an updated English language translation of this series, and one that keeps the episodes in order of appearance and does NOT omit entire chapters, entire episodes!

  • Carrie
    2019-06-22 02:49

    I didn't enjoy this one at all. I'm not sure if it was the translation, the fact that some of the original work was cut out of this edition, or the story wasn't meant for me.

  • Peregrine
    2019-06-04 06:48

    just got catapulted back into my childhood

  • ABC
    2019-06-23 02:49

    This book is pretty darn sweet. It is all about the lives of three boys and three girls who live in three houses out in the Swedish countryside. They do things like take care of their teacher when she is sick, sell cherries on the side of the road, and take care of a baby who gets into mischief. Maybe the only thing people might not like about it is that it sometimes uses the word "stupid." Interestingly, in the orignal Swedish their houses are not called Noisy Village, but Bullerbyn. And in England, it is Bullerby. It was changed to Noisy Village for the American edition of the book. I personally love "Noisy Village" though! This is the sequel to "The Children of Noisy Village" but I haven't read that because unfortunately I couldn't get a copy. Also, this is by the author of Pippi Longstocking, so it makes me want to read that book, although I've heard it is not as great (?)

  • Vanda
    2019-06-15 05:44

    Jako dítě jsem tuhle knížku měla snad ze všech nejraději, četla jsem ji mnohokrát a vlastně jsem ji nikdy úplně neodklidila do zapomnění. I tak mě ale překvapilo, s jakým nadšením na tyto příběhy ze života bullerbynských dětí reagovalo moje vlastní (předškolní) potomstvo. Žádné princezny, draci a trpaslíci, ale zážitky normálních, trochu divočejších a rozhodně šikovných a podnikavých dětí v idylickém koutě švédského venkova, to je něco! :) Užili jsme si to úplně všichni, je to skutečně nesmrtelné dílo.

  • Raphaela
    2019-06-22 00:48

    Lisa ist einfach so ein süßes Mädchen. <3

  • Danielle
    2019-05-30 01:49

    A cute story and easy to read aloud and keep young ones engaged for the most part. I think some of the details of the story were lost on my 6 year old, but he certainly got the overall gist of the story. I wish I could give half stars as I would rate this at 3 1/2.

  • Lilly Moore
    2019-06-16 02:30

    This was a fun and lovely read. I think I was expecting more atmosphere after all the things I'd heard about this book, but it was still very enjoyable.

  • Kathleen
    2019-06-18 05:32

    This was a fun, easy read by the author of Pippi Longstocking. We enjoyed the antics of the children of Noisy Village, especially because the stories were told from their point of view.

  • Loralee
    2019-06-08 00:43

    We loved it every bit as much as the first one.

  • Pam
    2019-06-22 00:34

    I am enjoying the historical nature of these Noisy Village books, in that, although they are fiction, they certainly tell about what it was like to be a child in Scandinavia in the first half of the 20th century. I find I enjoy hearing about Lisa's days with her family and friends and all of the things they did together. Lindgren is good at writing in the voice of a child, and captivating the reader to continue. The children are thoughtful and smart and capable, and their parents let them take care of each other for entire days - and they did it very well. I was surprised when the kids were allowed to take care of baby Kerstin with no adults to help, but they did manage to get through it (except when the baby painted herself with shoe polish - but they cleaned her up well). If you are looking for a quiet, quick book to read and enjoy this is a great choice.

  • *Liz
    2019-05-28 05:40

    "Yerdeki kilimleri görünce içimde Noel sevinci duydum," dedi Lasse." (12) 1949'da yayınlanan serinin ikinci kitabı. Farklı aktiviteler, eski âdetler hakkında öğreniyoruz burada da. Bezelye kavanozu, sütlaca badem koymak, soğuk suya kurşun dökmek, ... Bütün seride doğayla alakalı güzel betimlemeler var. Birbirinden farklı çiçek ve ağaç türleri. Lindgren sade mesajları vermeye devam ediyor: "İnsanlara hediye verip onların sevindiğini görmek beni mutlu ediyordu. Hediye almak kadar güzel bir duyguydu." (17) Lisa'nın söylediği bazı şeyler belki çeviriden dolayı kulağa fazla yetişkinvari geliyor (arzu ettim, nispet olsun, ...). Paskalya hakkında açıklama konması gerekirdi. Pegasus Yayınları dipnotlar açısından eksik bırakıyor kitapları.

  • Shannon
    2019-06-21 02:46

    I had no idea there was a chapter book about Noisy Village, so we were really happy when our school librarian told us about it. There are the normal "oh my goodness, things were different back then" moments, but fewer than in most books I've read set then. Mostly it's just sweet, happy times, with the occasional child sized danger thrown in. My favorite part was when the entire school decided to play an April Fools joke on their teacher that involved them waking up 2 hours early.

  • Rosalinde
    2019-06-24 01:30

    Dit was de jeugd die ik wou, ik wou in zo'n huis wonen, met die kinderen spelen...

  • Janet
    2019-06-24 23:26

    Super appropriate and enjoyed by 7-10 year olds. Cute stories about children who have parents, small adventures, and get along with their neighbors who are like extended family. I enjoyed reading this aloud more than Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking--it was more true to life and less silly, but maybe those were for children to read themselves.

  • Sikha
    2019-06-24 00:24

    Buku kedua Astrid yang kubaca setelah jatuh cinta dengan buku pertamanya. "Biasa deh kesan pertama begitu menggoda". Cerita sederhana mengalir dengan begitu mengasyikkan. Saya jadi iri, kok tidak bisa ya menulis seperti ini.

  • Hannah
    2019-06-05 04:45

    This was my favourite book when I had just learned to read, I must have read it at least twenty times. I was enchanted with the world these children lived in, I thought they had the best life ever and wished I could join them (even though my own childhood was pretty great, too!).

  • Theres
    2019-06-18 05:39

    Jag läser sommarkursen "Astrid Lindgrens författarskap" därav alla barnböcker och Astrid Lindgrenböcker. :) Den här är förmodligen för ganska små barn. Man känner dock igen sig mycket ifrån filmerna som man såg när man var barn, vilket är roligt.

  • beth
    2019-05-31 23:35

    i love kids books...this is written from the perspective of a little girl named lisa, and i like how the language captures a certain childishness without being cheesy. "the chest of the wizards" makes me laugh.

  • Rozemarijn
    2019-06-03 02:36


  • Petra
    2019-06-21 23:44

    I used to love this book when I was a kid. It was actually the first book I've ever read more than once.

  • Betsy
    2019-06-02 22:37

    I have had great fun reading this with my boys - 7 & 8. The language is lovely and the stories have held their attention and sparked our imaginations.

  • Hildegunn Hodne
    2019-05-27 03:43

    Opens with wording that indicates this book is for very small children. But it doesn't take long before it falls back into Astrid's old familiar form. Sweet and very harmless.

  • Colette
    2019-06-01 05:49

    Loved reading this second Noisy Village book with my daughter! It's Sweden's version of Little House on the Prairie.

  • Amelie
    2019-05-28 01:49

    my 2. book :)

  • Shauna
    2019-06-05 06:45

    Just as charming as the first book--a welcome set of additional stories about the children of Noisy Village.

  • Petra
    2019-05-30 03:33

    My favorite when I was little :)

  • A Nelson
    2019-05-27 00:38

    Cute story of the life of children. The kids are good-natured and enjoy their little noisy village.

  • Amy
    2019-06-23 05:44

    Loved the Noisy Village books both! Sweet but rascally and lots of fun.

  • Nora
    2019-06-17 05:45

    MCL. I liked when the girls were baby nurses and Kirsten crawled into the fireplace.