Astrid the Unstoppable

Astrid the Unstoppable

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"Speed and self-confidence, that's Astrid's motto. Nicknamed "the little thunderbolt," she loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her skis or sled, singing merrily as she goes, and drinking hot chocolate made from real chocolate bars with her grumpy best friend and godfather, Gunnvald. She just wishes there were other children to share in her hair-raising adventures. But her world is about to be turned upside down, first by the arrival of a family with children to her village, and then by a mysterious woman whom everyone but Astrid seems to know. Gunnvald has been keeping a big secret from her --one that will test their friendship. Astrid isn't happy about all the changes in Glimmerdal. Luckily, she has a plan to set things right." --Dust jacket.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781536200171
Branch Call Number: PARR M
Characteristics: 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm


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Sep 25, 2018

The only child in the valley of Glimmerdal, nine-year-old Astrid is delightfully impulsive -- a Pippi Longstocking for the 21st century. Her best friend and frequent conspirator in adventure is her elderly neighbor Gunnvald, though one day she is surprised to meet two children at the nearby resort. How is that possible, when Hagen's Wellness Retreat is strictly ‘adults only’? And who is the strange woman who arrives in the valley when Gunnvald is hospitalized? I loved the humor and Nordic spirit in this charming children's novel, though I could have done with fewer references to snus.

I received this ARC via LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.


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