Lotta on Troublemaker Street



[BOOKS] ⚣ Lotta on Troublemaker Street By Astrid Lindgren – E17streets4all.co.uk Poor Lotta is having a very bad day First, she wakes up mad because in her dream her older brother and sister were mean to her Then, Mother expects her to wear a sweater that scratches and tickles Mad Poor Lotta is having a very bad day First, she wakes up mad because in her dream her older brother and sister were mean to her Then, Mother expects her to wear a sweater that scratches and tickles Madder than ever, Lotta decides to run away and find a new place to live After all, everyone at her house is mean, so she won t miss her family at all will sheThis hilarious and authentic look at a very bad day in the life of a very spunky five year old is Lotta on PDF/EPUB ² sure to resonate with every reader.Lotta on Troublemaker Street

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, n e Ericsson, was a Swedish children s book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into languages and published inthan countries She has sold roughly million copies worldwide Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson on the Roof book seriesAwards Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing .

Lotta on Troublemaker Street ePUB æ Lotta on
  • Paperback
  • 55 pages
  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street
  • Astrid Lindgren
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 0689846738

10 thoughts on “Lotta on Troublemaker Street

  1. says:

    Now the German language version of Astrid Lindgren s 1962 Lotta p Br kmakargatan titled Lotta zieht um, which could be translated into English as Lotta Moves Out or as Lotta Leaves Home was and remains one of my absolute favourite childhood reading memories from when I was about seven years old and would likely, if I were rereading, still be a four and perhaps even a five star read, and yes indeed, it has been, as I did in fact quickly peruse Lotta zieht um early this morning and was as char Now the German language version of Astrid Lindgren s 1962 Lotta p Br kmakargatan titled Lotta zieht um, which could be translated into English as Lotta Moves Out or as Lotta Leaves Home was and remains one of my absolute favourite childhood reading memories from when I was about seven years old and would likely, if I were rereading, still be a four and perhaps even a five star read, and yes indeed, it has been, as I did in fact quickly peruse Lotta zieht um early this morning and was as charmed now as I had been then, as I had been as a young child And further and most essentially, importantly, Lotta zieht um was also the very first Astrid Lindgren novel I read entirely on my own without having either my mother or my grandmothers read to me and thus, I have always had a most precious sense of nostalgia with regard to in particular Lotta zieht um, as it not only was a sweetly entertaining and fun reading journey for seven year old I, it also showed both my mother and me that I was indeed nowthan ready to approach and tackle Astrid Lindgren on my own from thence on, and come Christmas, I received a huge stack of delightful Astrid Lindgren novels, including ALL of the Emil, the Noisy Village and the Madicken books However and frustratingly, this here 2001 British translation penned by Tom Geddes, with accompanying illustrations by Tony Ross really has been quite massively and personally disappointing For one, even the title of this translation, Lotta Makes a Mess really and truly does not seem to work all that well with the story at hand As while five year old Lotta indeed misbehaves and makes a bit of a mess when she uses scissors to destroy her woollen jumper, her woollen sweater, and then tosses it into the garbage can in order to cover up her deed, the main storyline presented in Lotta Makes a Mess is in no way about Lotta being messy or slovenly, but simply an account of how young Lotta has a very bad and moody morning and then poutingly decides to move in with her neighbour Mrs Berg because she both feels ashamed that she cut up her sweater and well, she also believes that she no longer likes living at the Nymans , with her family and how both the neighbour and Lotta s parents, how her entire family, including her siblings, play along, how they do not overreact or discipline Lotta heavy handedly, but that they cater to Lotta s whims for a while and let her have her temper tantrums and such, knowing full well that after a while, come nighttime, Lotta will be both ready and willing to come home from Mrs Berg s and to also apologise for being in a foul mood all day and destroying her woollen jumper And for two, it does most definitely narrationally and textually bother methan a bit that Lotta s siblings who are called Jonas and Mia Maria in Lotta zieht um and I believe also in the Swedish original have been rendered by Tom Geddes into Joe and Mary Lou in Lotta Makes a Mess , as this makes the entire story really not appear all that delightfully Swedish any but to me and for me, rather Anglo Saxon if not even American in scope and feel And therefore, while I still do believe that thematically and content wise, Tom Geddes has I guess sufficiently enough captured the feel and the scenarios of Astrid Lindgren s original and her intentions, textually, how he has titled the book and especially with regard to some of the word choices used including having Lotta move into Mrs Berg s junk loft instead of calling it an attic , he has definitelythan missed the proverbial boat for me personally.Thus only a one star rating for this particular translation, for Lotta Makes a Mess and please do note that my one star ranking is indeed ONLY for Lotta Makes a Mess , is ONLY for Tom Geddes inadequate translation, for his English language rendition of Astrid Lindgren s original Swedish text , as aside from my frustrations with the book title, vocabulary choices and how the names of Lotta s siblings appear as too English American sounding for and to me, I also in NO WAY find Tony Ross accompanying illustrations to my aesthetic tastes, with especially Lotta certainly not appearing as delightfully and as evocatively authentic as she does in Ilon Wikland s images and I also really do not understand why Ilon Wikland s accompanying pictures of Astrid Lindgren s original Lotta p Br kmakargatan could not have been used in and for Lotta Makes a Mess , as they are in my opinion as integral to Astrid Lindgren s oeuvre as the author s own narratives, as her printed words are, and really, Tony Ross illustrations, while not horrible in and of themselves, absolutely do not harness Lotta s moods and in particular her facial expressions in the same way as Ilon Wiklund s drawings always do

  2. says:

    I enjoyed Lotta on Troublemaker Street the follow up story to The Children on Troublemaker Street but suspect that I would have enjoyed itif I had read it first In this early edition of Lotta, the illustrations by Julie Brinckloe show adisheveled Lotta, but the drawings are every bit as charming as Robin Preiss Glasser s illustrations in The Children on Troublemaker Street. This five chapter story is about five year old Lotta waking up angry at her older siblings for hitting he I enjoyed Lotta on Troublemaker Street the follow up story to The Children on Troublemaker Street but suspect that I would have enjoyed itif I had read it first In this early edition of Lotta, the illustrations by Julie Brinckloe show adisheveled Lotta, but the drawings are every bit as charming as Robin Preiss Glasser s illustrations in The Children on Troublemaker Street. This five chapter story is about five year old Lotta waking up angry at her older siblings for hitting her beloved Bamsie, the fat, stuffed little pig that Lotta insists is a piggly bear Now this did happen in a dream, but Lotta still can t shake off her annoyance, the first visible sign of which is her refusal to wear the sweater knitted by her grandmother She would rather wear her velvet dress, her Sunday best, because the sweater tickles and scratches When Mother insists, Lotta declares she d rather go naked Nonplussed, her mom descends the stairs to the kitchen Soon afterwards, she calls up to tell Lotta that her hot chocolate is ready After not answering her mother s second call, Lotta decides Mother has waited long enough, and besides, she really is hungry The illustration shows Lotta marching into the kitchen with Bamsie in tow She isn t exactly naked she s wearing an undershirt, panties, socks and shoes Her mother, calmly drinking coffee while reading the paper, says hello, but Lotta doesn t answer Finally, Well, if you really want me to, Mother, I ll drink my hot chocolate. But her mom says she isn t insisting Lotta drink the chocolate, but that she should get dressed first Things aren t fair First she has to wear a scratchy old sweater and now she can t have foodBad Mothershe says, stomping her foot For this, she is sent to her room until she s ready to behave Inside her bedroom, Lotta proceeds to cut the horrid sweater up until it is in pieces and decides she ll blame a dog for doing it By the end of the chapter, she justifies her actions by half believing that everyone is mean, so she s entitled to blame a dog for the ruined sweater She looks at the wastebasket and says quietly,Besides it was a dog, anyway. Lotta Moves Away from Home is interesting Mother calls up to ask Lotta if she s ready to be good, and tells her to put her sweater on so they can go shopping together Obviously, Lotta can t wear the sweater, so her mother decides to go to the store without herYour hot chocolate and toast are still on the table if you want them I ll be back in a little whileAt first Lotta doesn t know where she s going to go but soon decides she ll ask Mrs Berg, their neighbour, if she can live with her If it wasn t for Mrs Berg nearby, I could hear alarm bells going off, especially during this day and age when most parents chauffeur their children everywhere, and in many cases, never let them out of their sight, let alone leave them home alone And certainly, Lotta is headstrong and determined, but not nearly as independent as Pippi, who does live alone and is the character Astrid Lindberg created that caused so much controversy over the years But that s another story Suffice it to say that, in this translation at least, Mrs Berg sets Lotta up in the junk room attic which is actually the second floor of a shed in the furthest corner of Mrs Berg s garden After much reorganizing and dusting, and a system set up for receiving the delivery of food from Mrs Berg s house, Lotta has a househole just like her mother s At the end of the story, after a straight faced visit from each member of her family Mother brings a houseplant, the custom when someone moves Lotta doesn t make it through the night in her househole, and decides surprise surprise to move back home and into her parents welcoming arms This edition is the earliest one I could get via inter library loan, and is out of print Interestingly, this edition is apparentlydifficult to find than those printed in the 1960 s Recently, the CISIA Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act stated that books printed before 1986 should be pulled from library shelves because before then lead was not banned from printer s ink If so, not just children s books, but books such as Fahrenheit 451 would make the banned list unless they are reprints, of course Or perhaps we ll need to insist our children wear white gloves to read can t you just hear the eye rolls from Lotta and Pippi

  3. says:

    I loved Lindgren s Pippi books when I was young but I never knew about this book or its sequel The Children of Troublemaker Street I wish I d known about this book when I was five This is a wonderful introductory chapter book The color cover picture and several black and white illustrations in the book are quite sweet.Lindgren definitely captures what it feels like to be an angry child The family and the neighbor are warm and appealing The only thing that didn t ring completely true for me I loved Lindgren s Pippi books when I was young but I never knew about this book or its sequel The Children of Troublemaker Street I wish I d known about this book when I was five This is a wonderful introductory chapter book The color cover picture and several black and white illustrations in the book are quite sweet.Lindgren definitely captures what it feels like to be an angry child The family and the neighbor are warm and appealing The only thing that didn t ring completely true for me was Lotta confessing about the sweater in her note rather than continuing to hide what she d done, but her doing so didn t ring completely false either.For me this wasn t in the league of Pippi, but it s a sweet story about a normal little girl.I also loved the humor in the book Even the street name is amusing

  4. says:

    Originally published in Swedish as Lotta p Br kmakargatan, this endearing chapter book from the author of such childhood classics as Pippi Longstocking and The Brothers Lionheart offers the young reader a sensitive portrayal of a five year old s difficult day.Lotta wakes up one morning in a terrible mood, having dreamt that her older brother and sister were beating up on her beloved toy pig, Bamsie Things progress from bad to worse when Mother won t let Lotta wear her Sunday dress, but Originally published in Swedish as Lotta p Br kmakargatan, this endearing chapter book from the author of such childhood classics as Pippi Longstocking and The Brothers Lionheart offers the young reader a sensitive portrayal of a five year old s difficult day.Lotta wakes up one morning in a terrible mood, having dreamt that her older brother and sister were beating up on her beloved toy pig, Bamsie Things progress from bad to worse when Mother won t let Lotta wear her Sunday dress, but instead insists that she wear a sweater that tickles and scratches Destroying the sweater in a fit of anger, Lotta decides to move out, proceeding next door to Mrs Berg s house, where she takes up residence in an old shed Will Lotta ever move back in with her own family, the Nymans Lotta on Troublemaker Street was highly recommended by my friend Manny, whose own online review is a glowing homage to the humanity of Swedish parenting practices I too was impressed with the way in which Lotta s mother and father handle her defection, not to mention Mrs Berg s calm acceptance of her presence Their respect for her feelings, the fact that they never try to coerce her into doing as they think best, but let her decide to come home on her own, struck me as quite wise Of course, it s not as if she were in any real dangerBut as appealing as this book may be to the adult reader, it is also an entertaining story that young readers will take to heart Who has not experienced, as a young child, that sense of overwhelming anger, sometimes for no good reason at all In Lotta, children will recognize an important aspect of their own emotional experience, depicted with compassion Not surprisingly, given that it was written by Lindgren, this is a little gem I think I will need to hunt up the sequel, The Children on Troublemaker Street

  5. says:

    This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Lotta is five years old, and she lives on Troublemaker Street with her parents, older siblings, Maria and Jonas, and her stuffed pig, Bamsie One morning, after dreaming that her siblings hit Bamsie, she wakes up in a terrible mood, believing that the events in her dream actually happened After that, though she would rather go naked than wear it, her mother tries to dress her in an itchy sweater Fed up, she destroys the sweater then runs aw This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Lotta is five years old, and she lives on Troublemaker Street with her parents, older siblings, Maria and Jonas, and her stuffed pig, Bamsie One morning, after dreaming that her siblings hit Bamsie, she wakes up in a terrible mood, believing that the events in her dream actually happened After that, though she would rather go naked than wear it, her mother tries to dress her in an itchy sweater Fed up, she destroys the sweater then runs away to Mrs Berg s house next door Mrs Berg helps her set up shop in the attic, and Lotta plans to stay forever until she realizes how dark it gets at night.I never cared for Pippi Longstocking as a kid, but I do wish I had known about Lotta Like Ramona, Clementine, and Junie B., Lotta is a spirited little girl with a lot of personality, just trying to make sense of growing up Like Alexander in Judith Viorst s famed picture book, Lotta is having a bad day, and all she wants to do is escape Kids and adults of all ages can relate to this universal experience, and kids, especially, will be thrilled to live vicariously through Lotta s new life in the attic next door I think they will also love Mrs Berg, who acts as a grandmotherly figure in Lotta s life, and whose approach to Lotta s anger at her parents is reminiscent of Mrs Piggle Wiggle This is a chapter book, but a very short one, and many of Lotta s other stories at least the ones at my library are longer picture books instead The edition I read for this review actually came out in 2001, with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, who draws Fancy Nancy Any Fancy Nancy fan who sees the cover of this book will be instantly drawn to it, if only to make sure it isn t about Fancy Nancy Lotta on Troublemaker Street is also a great choice for preschoolers whose parents read them chapter books at bedtime The story perfectly embodies the mind of a real five year old, and kids will enjoy the comfort that comes from seeing an end to Lotta s terrible day.This book is charming and funny, and thankfully, still in print Try it out with a parent child book club for kindergarten or first graders, or as a bedtime read aloud with your own five year old on his or her worst day For other old school read alikes, try Two of a Kind by Beverly Cleary, Nora and Mrs Mind Your Own Business by Johanna Hurwitz, or Betsy s Little Star by Carolyn Haywood

  6. says:

    One Sentence Review I d like to shake the hand of whatever genius it was that thought to pair these older stories of Astrid Lindgren of Pippi Longstocking fame with the art of Robin Preiss Glasser of Fancy Nancy fame since it is clear that the combination renders this and the other books in the series completely and utterly timeless and I don t throw that word about every day, y know.

  7. says:

    This version of the story is somewhere between the original version and the Lotta Makes a Mess version The siblings names are Jonas and Mary and, while the running away isn t part of the title, at least it is sort of included For me, the most interesting thing is that Mrs Berg actually caters to Lotta s wishes I am not sure I would have been so tolerant helping her re arrange the attic and decorate it, staying with her while she discovers and plays with the doll, and bringing her two meal This version of the story is somewhere between the original version and the Lotta Makes a Mess version The siblings names are Jonas and Mary and, while the running away isn t part of the title, at least it is sort of included For me, the most interesting thing is that Mrs Berg actually caters to Lotta s wishes I am not sure I would have been so tolerant helping her re arrange the attic and decorate it, staying with her while she discovers and plays with the doll, and bringing her two meals I am not surprised at the mother s matter of fact attitude, but she the mother doesn t seem to abet Lotta s plans as much as Mrs Berg does

  8. says:

    So lately I ve read a lot of children s books Thing is I grew up watching all these movies and I don t think we actually read these stories so I thought as an adult who am I kidding, I m not an adult I would read these stories And I love all of them, it is so nostalgic and fun Astrid Lindgren was an amazing author.

  9. says:

    Written in 1969 this dear story is rather old fashioned Perfect for a four or five year old I love Lindgren s stories about Lotta

  10. says:

    If you hear the author s name Astrid Lindgren, what springs to mind Most probably, her most famous fictional character, Pippi Longstocking, the red haired girl with enormous strength, living on her own with just a monkey and horse for company and a pirate captain father.But there is so muchto Astrid Lindgren, the famous Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren has written so manynovels but most of them pale into insignificance thanks to the worldwide success of Pippi Longstocking.Having grow If you hear the author s name Astrid Lindgren, what springs to mind Most probably, her most famous fictional character, Pippi Longstocking, the red haired girl with enormous strength, living on her own with just a monkey and horse for company and a pirate captain father.But there is so muchto Astrid Lindgren, the famous Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren has written so manynovels but most of them pale into insignificance thanks to the worldwide success of Pippi Longstocking.Having grown up with novels by Astrid Lindgren and Enid Blyton and Erich K stner , they continued to be a fond remembrance of my happy childhood But as far as I can remember, the story about a 3 year old girl name Lotta Nyman was the first Astrid Lindgren s book I read, back when I was just 5 y.o Lotta tells cute short stories about a smart little girl who is the youngest of 3 siblings, 7 year old Jonas Nyman and 5 year old Maria Nyman They were funny enough you re going to like Lotta ever since her first story Guaranteed

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