Seacrow Island

By Astrid Lindgren

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."



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Evelyn Ramsden s peppy translation brings this gem to a new generation of English-speaking readers, and reminds us that simple pleasures are often the most memorable. "Literary Features Syndicate""




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Publisher New York Review of Books
Publish date 05/26/2015
Pages 256
ISBN-13 9781590178683
ISBN-10 1590178688
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