Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Written by Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Tony Ross


Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

Lisa lives in Noisy Village with her brothers and their friends. With so many children living there, it's a very noisy place indeed! Lisa and her friends race their sledges on the slopes, hunt for treasure, and keep a watch for pirate ships from their robber's den. Every day is a happy day for the children of Noisy Village! A charming collection of stories from the much-loved author of Pippi Longstocking.


'One of those books which has the feel-good factor' * Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News * 'Perfect for children starting to read on their own' * Parents in Touch * 'Nostalgia really is what it's cracked up to be in this utterly enchanting story of a group of children growing up in the golden days' * Lancashire Evening Post *'

About the Author

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Ericsson on November 14, 1907 on a farm called Nas outside the small town of Vimmerby in Sweden. As a child, Astrid loved to read, particularly books which had girls as the heroine. She loved Anne of Green Gables and the Pollyanna books. One of her strongest recollections as a child was meeting two pilots, Captains Sonders and Madicken. One of them tried to land on the roof of her house, or that is the way it looked at the time.

After attending public school, she moved to Stockholm and married Sture Lindgren. The Lindgrens had two children. Astrid wrote her first story, Britt-Mari Opens Her Heart, in 1944. Her second book, Pippi Longstocking, which she wrote as a present for her daughter's tenth birthday, was published in 1945. She received the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book prize for Pippi and became a book editor for that publisher for many years. She also received numerous other honours and awards including the International Book Award.

Astrid published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages. She died in 2002, aged 94.

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128 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

21st April 2015



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