Astrid The Unstoppable

Nicknamed “the little thunderbolt,” ten-year-old Astrid likes to spend her days skiing, sledding, singing, and drinking hot chocolate with her grumpy best friend and godfather, Gunnvald.  She is the only child living in the village of Glimmerdal and she wishes there were other children in the town.  When two children unexpectedly show up, and then another strange woman appears, Astrid’s life suddenly gets very exciting.  This hilarious book will charm fans of Pippi Longstocking and Heidi. A map of Glimmerdal sets the scene. mjw
Title: Astrid The Unstoppable
Author: Maria Parr
: Katie Harnett
: Candlewick Press
: 2018
Original Language
: Norwegian
: Guy Puzey
Original Title
: Tonje Glimmerdal
Original Publisher
: Det Norske Samlaget. Oslo
Original Copyright
: 2009
: 978-1-5362-0017-1
Hardcover pages
: 320
Age range
: 9-12
: Fiction
Book setting
: Norway
Author’s ethnicity
: Norwegian
Author’s residence
: Norway
Translator’s ethnicity
: Grew up in Scotland
Translator’s residence
: Scotland
: Girls, Humor, Norway, Rural children, Songs

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