"Everything is so beautiful and Christmasy that it gives me a stomache-ache," said Anna - a childish, Charlie Brown sentiment that rings so true.
No sign of Pippi Longstocking anywhere in this book.
This is part of a series - one I've never heard of before. A Swedish series, obviously, about the children of Noisy Village.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
No Pippi Longstocking to be found here (perhaps she's hiding out in the barn); just a children of a little Swedish village celebrating a beautiful, nostalgic, and sweet holiday. "Everything is so beautiful and Christmasy that it gives me a stomach-ache," said Anna. A sentiment that most of us can agree with whole-heartedly. Reminded me much of Shirley Hughes. I don't think you can close this book without thinking fondly of your own childhood Christmas memories. "Oh, isn't Christmas a jolly time?" the book ends. "I wish it could come oftener, don't you?"