The Girl Who Brought Mischief is set in Denmark in 1911 and Inge Maria is sent to an isolated island to live with her grandmother, whom she has never met. At first, grandmother seems gruff, but gradually Inge Maria softens her heart, even though Inge Maria does cause a lot of things to go wrong. When Inge Maria goes to school, she finds it is very different from what she was used to in Copenhagen where boys and girls were allowed to play together, and girls weren’t expected to be quiet and still. She finds it hard, but again, Inge Maria just has a way about her which makes things change.
The book reminded me of Heidi by Johanna Spyri which I loved as a child. It has the old fashioned, gentle way about it. Excellent for 8-11 year olds. Paperback, $15