Astrid the Unstoppable

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Astrid the Unstoppable
Written by Maria Parr
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536200174
ISBN-13: 9781536200171
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Astrid the Unstoppable

author: Maria Parr
translator: Guy Puzey

Speed and self-confidence, that’s Astrid’s motto. Nicknamed “the little thunderbolt,” she loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her sled, singing loudly as she goes, and visiting Gunnvald, her grumpy, septuagenarian best friend and godfather, who makes hot chocolate from real chocolate bars. She just wishes there were other children to share her hair-raising adventures with. But Astrid’s world is about to be turned upside down by two startling arrivals to the village of Glimmerdal: first a new family, then a mysterious, towering woman who everyone seems to know but Astrid. It turns out that Gunnvald has been keeping a big secret from his goddaughter, one that will test their friendship to its limits. Astrid is not too happy about some of these upheavals in Glimmerdal — but, luckily, she has a plan to set things right.

Pippi Longstocking meets Heidi meets Anne Shirley in this tale of an irrepressible girl in a mountain village who navigates unexpected changes with warmth and humor.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536200174 /  9781536200171
on sale date:
11/2018
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
320 / 5" x 7"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Lifestyles; People & Places; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Maria Parr is the author of Adventures with Waffles, which has been translated into twenty-six languages and made into a children’s TV series in Norway. Astrid the Unstoppable has been translated into nineteen languages and adapted for the stage. Maria Parr lives in Norway with her family.
illustrator’s comments:
Guy Puzey grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, just a short swim away from Norway. He now works at the University of Edinburgh as a teacher of Scandinavian linguistic history, children’s literature, and literary translation.
 
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