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Seacrow Island

Written by Astrid Lindgren

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Seacrow Island Review

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016

When the Melkerson family rent a holiday home on the far away Seacrow Island they have no idea of the wonderful adventures that lie in store for them. Father Melkerson, a very unpractical man given to extreme emotions who needs a lot of looking after by his daughter Malin, rents a very run down house for his family for the summer. Luckily, kind neighbours help them to settle in and soon Johan, Niklas and Pelle, Melkerson’s sons are off fishing, boating and exploring with their new neighbours while Malin becomes the centre of attraction for the local young men. Days of island life fly by in this wonderfully witty and gentle Swedish summer adventure by the creator of Pippi Longstocking. 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Seacrow Island Synopsis

The day the Melkerson family arrive on Seacrow Island, it's a bit of a shock to their system. It's so quiet there-none of the shops and bustle they're used to. And the cottage they've rented for the summer is a little bit well ...basic. But what Seacrow Island does have is woods to wander in, fish to catch, boats to sail in, and all kinds of animals. And before long they find it has even more important things, too-adventure, fun, exploration, friends. Perhaps it's going to be leaving that's the really hard thing?

Translated by Evelyn Ramsden.

Seacrow Island Press Reviews

'This is without a doubt my favourite book by Astrid Lindgren.' Goodreads

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ISBN: 9780192745576
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192745576
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, General Fiction
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks

About 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 ...

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