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  • Children of the Noisy Village

  • By: Astrid Lindgren
  • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

A charming story about the everyday life of six children living on the three neighboring farms that everybody calls "noisy village" because of its "high spirits".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware Christmas issue for young kids

  • By Emer on 09-10-12

Beware Christmas issue for young kids

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Although not technically a series of short stories, each chapter does stand alone for the most part with charming, gentle stories of rural life in long ago Sweden. My 3 and 5 year old girls were completely captivated.

However I have to agree with the reviewer who mentioned the Christmas issue. I was very glad I was paying attention when it was playing in the car and I suddenly heard a sentence begin with words along the lines of "When I was little I used to believe there was a real..." Luckily I slammed on the off button on time and I told them the CD ran out! Thankfully they didn't suspect a thing. I would have been devastated to ruin the magic of Christmas for my little ones in such an unexpected way with such an otherwise charming book. (Tip, I had burnt this to disc for the car. My husband afterwards burnt another copy deleting what was track 10 for us so that we could remove any danger of a repeat)

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