Three houses, side by side, contain so many children that everyone in their small agricultural community in Sweden refers to them as Noisy Village! When Christmas time comes, the children gather together to prepare for Christmas together. They celebrate the season by baking cookies, cutting and decorating trees, eating fruitcake and tarts, and opening Christmas gifts. While they may indeed be very noisy, they're also full of love for their friends!
This charming picture book by Astrid Lindgren, author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking stories, is full of nostalgic details about rural life, from baking gingersnaps to helping gather wood for the fire. Children will love hearing about Christmas as it was celebrated in 1930's Sweden: not nearly as many presents, but just as much joy and fun!
"There can be no doubt that the children of Noisy Village have a wonderful time at Christmas making gingersnap cookies, getting and decorating the Christmas trees, wrapping gifts, singing carols, and sharing in other traditions that are unique to Sweden. Lively illustrations seem to glow with the children's energy as they bake, walk through the woods, eat wonderful treats, and hear the Christmas story. This enthusiastic picture book is perfect for readers who like to hear how people in different parts of the world celebrate the holidays." — Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2064|