Children of the Noisy Village

  • by Astrid Lindgren
  • Narrated by Catherine Byers
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A charming story about the everyday life of six Swedish children living on the three neighboring farms that everybody calls "noisy village" because of its "high spirits". This simple tale, which could be perfect for bedtime listening, conveys valuable wisdom along with a great deal of humor.


What the Critics Say

"Six children from neighboring farms have fun all year long in this charming book by the author of the Pippi Longstocking stories." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Dissapointed by one point

If you don't mind certain Christmas myths being blown for your kids, this is a perfectly good recording, and certainly kept both my four year old girl and nine year old boy's attention. However, it also gives the game away on the former subject which I am not ready to have happen, especially for my four-year-old. Very disappointing. I am just hoping they missed it and have deleted it from iTunes.
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- Christopher

Beware Christmas issue for young kids

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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- Emer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible