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Aug 01 2013

The girl who brought mischief by Katrina Nannestad

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HarperCollins, 2013. ISBN 978 0 7333 3200 5.
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended. The girl who brought mischief is a lovely story about finding a place to belong after a tragic loss. It is set in Denmark, in 1911, and is based around young Inge Maria as she moves from the bustling city of Copenhagen to a small, isolated island.
Inge Maria has recently lost her mother and moves in with her unknown grandmother. Her grandmother doesn't act like Inge Maria's wonderful mother but she is determined to fit in to her new life and not upset anyone. Of course, Inge Maria is not the type of girl to sit there and be quiet and soon mayhem begins. She wants to run with the boys, she yells at her teacher, runs away, tells amazing stories and sings unusual songs - things good girls on the island just don't do.
Inge Maria soon discovers that maybe, just maybe, her grandmother and her boring friends are really just like her!
This book is highly recommended for girls, aged 10+, who are independent readers. It is an easy to read, quick moving story full of hope, love and mischief.
Kylie Kempster

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