I haven't kept any of the books. No idea WHAT my mother did with them. I wish I still had them. But when I had the opportunity to go back to Germany for a while, I went and bought a few books from my childhood that were still in print.
I still have my childhood books somewhere. Think they are in a box somewhere. Got one about Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren and a Danish book translated to English the title would "People and robbers in Cinnamon town" which have song lyrics in it. Pretty much every kid in DK know these songs.
Oh hey... I know Pippi Langstrumpf. Grew up with her in books and films.
Taken from Wikipedia for those not in the know: "Pippi Longstocking (full name Pippilotta Viktualia Rollgardina Pfefferminz Efraimsdaughter Langstrumpf, in Swedish Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter L'ngstrump) is the central character of a three-volume children's bookseries by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren and various adaptations based on it.
Pippi is a confident nine-year-old girl with freckles, whose red hair is braided into two protruding braids. It unites many qualities that children long for. She has her own horse and a monkey, lives alone in her own house, possesses superhuman powers and experiences adventures together with her friends Tommy and Annika."
Astrid Lindgren is an amazing author and we use her books in school too. She's written a lot. Pippi Longstocking is one of the best known along with Emil from Lønneberg, which is about a boy, who always ends up in trouble and is send into the shed by his dad as punishment, where he sits and carves small figurines out of wood.
But I have to say Pippi is probably who I connected best with as a kid. She was super strong, could lift her own horse which is called Lilla gubben by the way. Had a monkey named Mr. Nilsson. She could do what she wanted whenever she wanted to. Sadly it's been revised in Sweden as in the original books, her dad is a negro king. She lived by her own in Villa Villekulla (name of the house). She watered the flowers outdoor in the rain, she would sleep with her feet on the pillow. She would skate around when washing the floor. Just throw the water out on the floor and then on with a pair of brushes strapped to her feet. So if you haven't read them yet, then do it.
Found my Bitten book, so figured I would post the image of it here. This book is from 1934 and originally belonged to my mother's older sister, who then gave it to my mom, who later gave it to me. And the author was Bertha Holst The book was first published in 1910. The author grew up as an orphan and got adopted, so many of her children's books were about that. She died in 1929, 48 years old.
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Susanne: Oh wait think there is one on the 18th of June but that's it
May 31, 2021 16:57:56 GMT
Hippiejo: Morning everyone. Hope you have a good day today
Jun 8, 2021 7:11:58 GMT
Susanne: The evening I decide I want to watch Denmark's opening match at the European Championship and one of the Danish players falls to the ground and needs CPR. Never seen something so horrible on live television.
Jun 12, 2021 20:20:16 GMT
Deleted: I don't watch football, but saw the news about it online. Just terrible. I hope everyone is having a beautiful and quiet Sunday !!
Jun 13, 2021 7:35:34 GMT
Susanne: The Danish team will undergo therapy the next couple of days to process what happened plus the people at the stadium is urged to seek help if they feel the need for it.
Jun 13, 2021 8:43:34 GMT
Hippiejo: It was awful. The captain did a wonderful job of caring for him. Is there any update on how he's doing now Susanne?
Jun 14, 2021 20:42:01 GMT
Susanne: He's still in hospital undergoing various tests, but he is doing fine under the circumstances. A couple of his team mates visited him yesterday at the hospital. The captain was one of them and the goal keeper as they are close friends with him as well.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:32 GMT
Susanne: So far tests have been fine and haven't showed anything wrong.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:59 GMT
Susanne: The hospital he's at is the best in the country when it comes to heart deceases so if there is anything he will be in capable hands.
Jun 15, 2021 14:08:10 GMT
Hippiejo: Aah that's good to hear!
Jun 15, 2021 22:28:58 GMT
Susanne: Latest news. Christian Eriksen will get a pacemaker. A Dutch player who's at the European Championship has had the same procedure, so there is a chance for the Dane to get back on the field.
Jun 17, 2021 8:49:26 GMT
Susanne: And he's now had his operation and released from hospital.
Jun 18, 2021 18:55:02 GMT
Hippiejo: that's good news Susanne!
Jun 24, 2021 8:28:23 GMT
Hippiejo: hellooo anybody about?
Jun 27, 2021 9:33:45 GMT
Susanne: What a glorious morning. Denmark is in the semi-finals at the Euro Championship. Wednesday will be nerve wrecking, but I have hope
Jul 4, 2021 8:04:31 GMT
Hippiejo: hello all, hope you're all doing well. Sorry I've been away a few days, I've been busy in the garden and got absolutely sicked into the book club book at the weekend.
Jul 13, 2021 9:45:39 GMT
Hippiejo: ::785f7907-d695-4c66-952b-16efe91e85d6:: Happy Birthday to you... happy birthday to you... happy birthday dear Susanne... happy birthday to you!!! ::26d2c36e-9e62-487a-99c9-39543945f4a1::
Jul 30, 2021 10:05:38 GMT
Susanne: Just dropping in to say I'm still alive. Work is killing me and on the mends from a bad cold as well. The book is currently being transformed into book form, so waiting for it so I can give it the last approval before it goes into mass production.
Aug 30, 2021 17:46:56 GMT