Adventures With Waffles

Adventures With Waffles

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"Hardly a day passes without Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it's coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chicken, there is always a thrill--and sometimes an injury--to be had. Trille loves to share everything with Lena, even Auntie Granny's waffles..."--Publisher.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780763672812
0763672815
Branch Call Number: XF PARR, MARIA
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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Fun, heartfelt, and (mostly) believable, "Adventures with Waffles" is the story of 9-year-old best friends Trille and Lena, who live in a tiny Norwegian town. I loved the characters, especially Grandpa and Lena. It's a book that can be read by all ages, although most parents probably won't want their kids imitating the protagonists. As I got further along in the book, the crazy adventures of the kids piled up just a little too much to be believable, but it's still a fun read. Fans of Jeanne Birdsall's "The Penderwicks", especially younger ones, will probably like this book.

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Magicworld
Aug 27, 2015

A fresh and funny children's story full of great adventures. Lena and Trille will become your best friends.

multcolib_darceem Jun 06, 2015

This book had me at waffles. Norwegian friends and neighbors Lena and Trille will remind you of Pippi and Tommy and while their adventures are a bit more tame, they do result in a few concussions- plus waffles (which are pretty great). A fun free-spirited Nordic childhood adventure paired with some real life loss through the eyes of 9-year-olds and a lot of heart.

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Aug 27, 2015

Magicworld thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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