Madicken [Pdf epub] BY Astrid Lindgren – Book, eBook or Kindle free



10 thoughts on “Madicken

  1. says:

    This is now the third classic Swedish children's book that I've read in German translation and once again I find to my considerable surprise that Swedish stories can survive the transition to this new language intact I read it and I'm amazed by the translator's skill but even by the fact that it's possible in the first place It sounds like

  2. says:

    Please note that for simplicity's sake I will be using the main character's American name Meg throughout although I personally know her as Madita from the German translations and in the Swedish original she is called Madicken in the British translations Madicken is known as Mardie; these all seem to be nickname

  3. says:

    We've read it with my daughther following Manny's advice I never saw such response from my child She was jumping around he

  4. says:

    Bilingual friends tell me this is a accurate translation than my beloved childhood version Mischievous Meg which apparently has whole chapters left out as well as expurgated content

  5. says:

    This book reminded me why A Lindgren was my favorite author when I was a kid Her books just radiate such warmness And humor is amazing There were some serious themes in this book also poverty alcoholism insanity Madita goes into my favorites shelf like most of other Lindgren's books

  6. says:

    This is definitely my favourite Astrid Lindgren book It always reminds me of what my sister and I were like as kids

  7. says:

    Sometimes you shouldn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good The great Manny Rayner extols this book published in Swedish in 1960 as Madicken in both the original Swedish and its German translation The English translation is supposed to be sub par; however I really enjoyed the adventures of 9 year old Meg

  8. says:

    I liked it but it bothered me that her mother was always so mean to that neighbour boy I'm sure he just wanted to have fun and play

  9. says:

    I mentioned in my review of Pippi Longstockingthat there was a summer that my cousin and I read through all of the Astrid Lindgren books or at least the ones that were shelved at the local library I could always remember the events in this one but couldn't place which book it was I spent the entire time reading this internally sho

  10. says:

    This was never one of my favorite stories by Astrid Lindgren when growing up and I still find it less enjoyable than a few other of her works

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Free download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Astrid Lindgren

Ta gerufen Nur wenn sie etwas angestellt hat wird sie Margareta genannt Und sie wird ziemlich oft so genannt denn auf Birkenlund kann man jeden Bilingual friends tell me this is a accurate translation than my beloved childhood version Mischievous Meg which apparently has whole chapters left out as well as expurgated content

Read Madicken

Madicken

Tag neue Abenteuer erleben und dabei eine ganze Menge anstellen Der Mädchen und Familienklassiker zum Vor und Selberlesen in neuer Ausstattun I mentioned in my review of Pippi Longstockingthat there was a summer that my cousin and I read through all of the Astrid Lindgren books or at least the ones that were shelved at the local library I could always remember the events in this one but couldn t place which book it was I spent the entire time reading this internally shouting I remember this scene Just lovely Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 there was a summer The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, that my cousin and I read The Mission Primer through all of Tao Te Ching: A New English Version the Astrid Lindgren books or at least Decorum the ones Zen Doodle Unleashed that were shelved at Thick the local library I could always remember DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi the events in Folk Shawls this one but couldn Why Knock Rock? t place which book it was I spent Fiction Writers Workshop the entire Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch time reading Fabricate this internally shouting I remember First & Then this scene Just lovely

Free download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Astrid Lindgren

Madita heißt eigentlich Margareta aber als sie noch klein war nannte sie sich selbst Madita Jetzt ist sie fast sieben und wird immer noch Madi This is now the third classic Swedish children s book that I ve read in German translation and once again I find to my considerable surprise that Swedish stories can survive the transition to this new language intact I read it and I m amazed by the translator s skill but even by the fact that it s possible in the first place It sounds like Madicken The teasing conversations with her little sister Lisabeth sound the same the author s ironic asides about the many things that go right past the seven year old heroine sound the same the wonderful lyrical passages on the beauty of the Swedish seasons sound the same they ve even found a way to translate the sisters trademark private phrase which in Swedish is Pilutta dig and in German becomes tsch Pustekuchen so that it sounds the same I really want to sit down and do a detailed comparison with the original to see if I can figure out how the magic works Somehow it seems that a skillful translator can usually find German words which keep the prosody or less unchanged so you can hear the different voices the way they re supposed to be This doesn t work in EnglishThe book consists of a series of loosely connected short stories spanning a year of Madicken s life and they are utterly charming I have trouble saying which bit I liked most they re all perfect but maybe the beginning of the winter story It s the first day when the river has frozen over properly Madicken and Lisabeth have rushed out of bed as soon as they were alerted to the amazing news and they ve put on their warm clothes and their skates as fast as ever they could They ve promised to be back in time for breakfast But now they re out on the ice and Astrid Lindgren does such a good job of describing how wonderful it is to be seven and out skating with your little sister on new ice that s completely shiny and clean because no one else has discovered it yet They skate and skate and skateWe could skate all the way to the farm suggests MadickenAre we allowed to do that asks LisabethWe wouldn t be allowed to go down the road says Madicken It s too far But it s much uicker skating so that s okayLisabeth accepts this extremely dubious argument and they skate off It turns out that the farm s rather a long way by river too They go round bend after bend but it just won t turn up like it s supposed to Suddenly the girls realize that they re half an hour from home and they re very hungry and they d promised to be back for breakfastWe must be nearly there says Madicken We can t turn round now I know what We ll ask if we can buy some eggsBut how will we eat them asks LisabethWe can ask them boil them for us says MadickenBut do we have any money asks LisabethI have two re in my pocket says MadickenIs that enough to buy two eggs asks LisabethWell says Madicken We ll ask how many eggs we can buy for two re It ll work outSo she looks in her pocket but she can t find the two re It s just goneIt doesn t matter she says Two re or less doesn t make any difference I bet they ll invite us to stay for breakfastLisabeth isn t so sure about all this and the farm still hasn t turned up and she s hungry and cold She starts crying but then they go round the next bend and there it is They take off their skates and knock on the door The family is already sitting down and eating breakfastCan we buy some eggs asks Lisabeth who s forgotten all the changes of plan Madicken grits her teeth Her stupid little sister has just ruined everythingHow many did your mother tell you to buy asks kind Mrs Karlsson I m afraid we don t have any money says MadickenBut we re very hungry says LisabethI understand that you are says Farmer Karlsson but he doesn t really seem to understand very well since he just goes back to eating his breakfast without saying anything else Luckily his wife understand betterWould you girls like some porridge she asksOh yes please say Madicken and Lisabeth at the same time They take off their coats and sit down A moment later they have two steaming bowls of porridge in front of themPorridge is my absolute favorite says Madicken politelyAnd is it your favorite too Mrs Karlsson asks LisabethNo says Lisabeth who is very truthful but doesn t like to waste words when she s eatingAnd what is your favorite asks Mrs KarlssonChocolate pudding and pudding and other puddings says Lisabeth Madicken sighsChocolate pudding means chocolate pudding and pudding means vanilla pudding and other puddings means other puddings she explains No one understands what Lisabeth says except herFor some reason Mr Karlsson seems to be sort of laughing without really laughing Madicken has noticed that people at the farm often do that