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In the tradition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and HEIDI comes a heart-warming vel set in Denmark in 1911 about love, family, grief and joy. The award-winning vel from the author of OLIVE OF GROVES When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's t sure what to expect. Her grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are t allowed to run wild or express themselves the way they did back in Copenhagen - especially if you are a girl. Inge Maria tries t to feel sorry for herself, but she misses her mama. And on top of everything else, mischief seems to have a way of finding her matter how hard she tries to be good ... But could it be that a bit of mischief is exactly what Grandmother and the people of Bornholm need? Ages 8-12 PRAISE and AWARDS 'Readers can only hope for more of [Inge Maria Jensen's] happy mischief and genuine heart.' - Publishers Weekly STARRED review 'This heartwarming and richly engaging tale explores grief and the sustaining support of humor with an abundance of love.' - Kirkus STARRED review 'A truly touching story.' - School Library Journal Winner of the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Children's Literature A Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book
Katrina Nannestad grew up in central-western NSW. After studying arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale, she worked as a primary school teacher. Her first teaching job was at a tiny two-teacher school in the bush. Katrina now lives near Bendigo with her husband and two sons. Her first book, Bungaloo Creek, was published by ABC Books in 2001.