Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book Review: Lisbeth Longfrock

As promised, here is my first book review!

Lisbeth Longfrock

Hans Aanrud

TYPE/GENRE: Fiction/ historic ethnic culture, Norway
LENGTH: 72 pages
RATING: 10 out of 10
READ ALOUD:    5 out of 5
SOURCES: Project Gutenberg

Lisbeth Longfrock has always dreamed of working at Hoel Farm.  But she never planned for it to happen this way.  When her mother dies, farm owner Kjersti Hoel takes her under her wing.  Lisbeth becomes the farm's herd girl, assigned to keep the sheep and goats from wandering too far while grazing.  As she settles in to her new life, her grief gradually lessens and soon, a new dream begins to grow.

I enjoyed this book tremendously.  It is a delightful little tale that exudes the air of the Norwegian mountain dairies.  I do wish it was longer and followed Lisbeth further but even as it is, it is terrific.   When I read this book aloud to my siblings, they all enjoyed it, from the teenagers down to the toddlers.

Miss Melody Muffin

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a really good children's book. It's not terribly long, either.


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