When Mischief Came to Town

When Mischief Came to Town

 

About the Book

When Inge Maria Jensen’s mother dies, the ten-year-old girl in braids is sent from Copenhagen to live on her grandmother’s farm on the Danish island of Bornholm. The whimsical Inge is desperate to tease a smile out of her stern-seeming but “jelly-soft” grandmother with nonsensical songs and Hans Christian Andersen stories. Can she win Fru Bruland’s heart even though she injures Henry the turkey, scolds her teacher for making her act ladylike, and swipes some bloomers to use as a sail? A nostalgic nod to Pippi Longstocking and Heidi, this cozy, humorous novel explores love and loss . . . and the unsung magic of mischief.

About the Author

The award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad studied arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale in New South Wales. Her first teaching job was at a tiny two-teacher school in the bush. She now lives near Bendigo, Australia, with her husband and two sons.