By Astrid Lindgren
Tiny Seacrow Island is considered one of hundreds and hundreds of islands within the glowing blue of the Baltic Sea. notwithstanding small, it has every thing you'd wish in an island: woods to wander in, plant life to select, fish to seize, boats to sail in, all types of animals. however it doesn't have very many youngsters. So whilst the 4 Melkerson teenagers and their father stream into Carpenter's Cottage one June day, they're instantly welcomed through the imaginitive islanders: Johan and Niklas Melkerson, at twelve and 13, are normal partners for adventurous Freddy and Teddy (girls precisely their age); dreamy Pelle, the child of the family members, will get as much as difficulty with bossy Tjorven and fanciful Stina; and ever-responsible Malin, who at nineteen takes care of her scatterbrained father in addition to her brothers, catches the attention of all of the island's younger males. earlier than lengthy Seacrow Island and Carpenter's Cottage (tumbledown and leaky although it can be) became a true domestic for the Melkersons.
Seacrow Island is a impressive tale, packed with sweetness and sorrow, humor and suspense, and peopled with the bright, unforeseen, splendidly successful characters we've come to anticipate from the writer of the unforgettable Pippi Longstocking.