A testament to a child’s ability to find joy and enchantment even in the midst of grief, When Mischief Came to Town (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99) is a modern-day classic. Ten-year-old Inge, recently orphaned, goes to live with her grandmother in a tiny island village far from her Copenhagen home. Grandmother Dizzy, alas, is a strict and stoic rule-enforcer; Inge has a dear heart, but her hands and emotions continue to cause her mischief. Maybe, though—just maybe—mischief is exactly what this village needs. Katrina Nannestad has woven a touching tale of what happens when we open our hearts to those around us. Ages 8-11.
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