another wacky request
rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Jun 15 13:18:46 EDT 2004
Thanks so much, Ika. I was looking through the titles, and nothing looked
right at all!
>Oh, I know this book very well - Lotta's a bit of a culture heroine in my
>family (my sister has just had a baby which she was going to name Lotta,
>except it disobligingly turned out to be a boy). It *was* published in
>English as "Lotta" in the seventies - I eventually found my childhood copy
>of it, which confirms this - but before I found it, I was trying to track
>down a copy for my sister. "Lotta" turned out to have been a double
>edition of what was, I think, originally two books in the Swedish.
>It's/they're by Astrid Lindgren, and a quick search on Amazon turns up two
>books which, from the synopses, seem to correspond to the whole of what
>was published as "Lotta": "The Children on Troublemaker Street" (this is
>where we first meet the piggly bear)
>and "Lotta on Troublemaker Street" (where she runs away from home to live
>in a treehouse):
>She also wrote the fantastic "All About the Bullerby Children" and an
>Amazon search on "Bullerby" turns up three or four different titles, so I
>suspect there's a similar publication history there.
>"Isto was not legal. This is confused. I could make melhor" - Diana Wynne
>Jones on TV, as translated from the Portugese by babelfish
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