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Вафельное сердце

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"Вафельное сердце" (2005) - дебют молодой норвежской писательницы Марии Парр, которую критики дружно называют новой Астрид Линдгрен. Книга уже вышла в Швеции, Франции, Польше, Германии и Нидерландах, где она получила премию "Серебряный грифель".
В год из жизни двух маленьких жителей бухты Щепки-Матильды - девятилетнего Трилле, от лица которого ведется повествование, и его
Hardcover, Лучшая новая книжка, 208 pages
Published 2008 by Самокат (first published 2005)
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Сhristie ♥
Така хороша і водночас сумна дитяча книга. Триллєбом і сусідська кнопка - це те дитинство, про яке можливо лиш мріяти. А ще я б хотіла мати такого дідуся або щоб саме такий був у моїх дітей. На жаль... Тому необхідно навчитись пекти найсмачніші вафельні серця в світі!

{Смерть почти как снег: никогда не знаешь, когда он пойдет, хотя чаще всего это случается зимой.}

{Тогда дед посмотрел на меня и сказал, что скучать по кому-то — самое прекрасное из всех грустных чувств.
— Пойми, дружище Трилле, если
Я стоял, смотрел на него и чувствовал, как сердце переполняется и растет в груди — оно уже с трудом помещалось в ней. Мне хотелось подарить деду все-все, что только есть в мире самого прекрасного.

Я читала «Вафельное сердце» послеТони Глиммердал, поэтому изначально их сравнивала. И зря. Тоня подарила ощущение солнечного счастья, веселости и лозунг «никогда не поздно, черт возьми».

«Вафельное сердце» же заставило сердечко надорваться. Трогательная, упоротая, настоящая. Чистые эмоции. И это ведь
Хареса ми историята за приятелството на Лена и Триле. Бих се радвала и аз да поживея в царството Кнерт Матилде, близо до морето и до хълма, сред топлина, уют, прости радости, приятелски отношения в семейството и малката селска общност и много щуротии.
Добре са вплетени теми като смъртта и общуването с възрастни и немощни хора.
Не ми звучи добре буквалния превод на заглавието. На български не мисля, че се ползва думата "вафла" за гофрета.

Susie Finkbeiner
This is a great book to read with elementary aged kids. I say "read with" because 1. the adult will enjoy it, 2. there are a few themes that kids might want to discuss (the girl doesn't have a dad, there are scary injuries, someone dies). Beautiful story of friendship and family. This is a book I'll want to read again.
Monica Edinger
Charming. Definitely is channelling Pippi, but the voice is original. Made me also think a bit of Polly Horvath's The Trolls and Ken Robert's Thumb on a Diamond (also stories about children in small traditional settings).

Trille and Lena are best friends - or at least that's what Trille thinks. They're nine years old and live next door to each other in a small Norwegian fishing village. Their friendship experiences ups, downs, and a lot of bumps on the head over the course of a year, told roughly from one Midsummer celebration to the next.

This was a cute and old-fashioned read, very reminiscent of Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks in its tone and its description of childish outdoors hijinks. The Scandinavian set
Even if she is a girl, Lena is Trille’s best friend. Not a day passes when the two neighbors are not involved in some type of adventure. Whether it is borrowing a boat to re-enact Noah’s ark, earning money for a soccer ball, or rescuing a horse from the knackers, there is always mischief afoot when Trille and Lena team up.

Set in Norway, “Adventures with Waffles,” offers a nod to Pippi Longstocking, but Parr has written a sweet book with its own distinctive voice. Parr achieves a tone reminiscen
Ms. Yingling
Lena and Trille live in a small coastal town near the mountains in Norway. Lena has a single mother, whom she would like to fix up with the local doctor, who pays many visits to Lena's house, since she is always involved in some adventure that leads to an accident. Trille has supportive parents, a sister adopted for Colombia, his grandfather, and Auntie Granny, his grandfather's sister, who makes the eponymous waffles. Smoking haddocks, do the children get into adventures. They take the ferry to ...more
Sharon Tyler
Adventures with Waffles is a children's chapter book written by Maria Parr, illustrated by Kate Forrester, and translated by Guy Puzey. Hardly a day passes without neighbors Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it’s coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chicken, there is always a thrill, and sometimes an injury, to be had. Trille loves to share everything with Lena, even Auntie Granny’s waffles. But when Len ...more
Leigh Isley
Age Range: 3rd – 6th grades.

This book is about two fun best friends who set out on many adventures leading to many thrills and maybe an injury or two.
Lena and Trille live in a small coastal town near the mountains in Norway. Lena has a single mother, whom she would like to fix up with the local doctor, who pays many visits to Lena's house, since she is always involved in some adventure that leads to an accident. There is many adventures to be found from coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down
Neighbors Lena and Trille live in Mathildewick Cove, and a small village across the fjord from town. Lena is the only girl in their grade. They might be best friends.

During their summer adventures, the two have started a retirement home for horses, stolen a boat and a cow to go in it, defeated pirates (in the form of Trille's Aunt Granny) eaten many, many waffles. But in all this time, Lena has never said that Trille is her best friend. When the winter comes, and things begin to change from Tri
После этой книжки хочется пересмотреть детские фото, вспомнить ребячье баловство и встретиться с друзьями детства. Добрая, уютная книга с привкусом вафель с сахаром. Вафель Вам тоже захочется - будьте уверены!Трилле и Лена останутся надолго в Ваших сердцах
Trille and his very best friend, a girl named Lena Lid who lives close by, are made for each other. In this hilarious Norwegian account of an unlikely friendship, readers will have ring-side seats for their escapades. Among other great ideas that only friends can understand, they fill their own version of Noah's ark with farm animals and insects, fight a war against an elderly relative, save a horse from being killed, and have more than their share of concussions and injuries. Amid all the prank ...more
Two young friends in a small Norwegian fjord-side village have the of freedom to play outside and explore things for themselves, learning about love, friendship and loyalty as well as the fire-extinguishing properties of cow-muck, the advantages of looking young and cute when busking on the recorder, and the benefits of having (repeated) concussion! It opens dramatically with a high wire act that immediately grabs your attention, and within just a few sentences you’re laughing out loud; I don’t ...more
книжка, в якій багато-багато сонця, поскрипування снігу, запахів моря і струсів мозку. і ще всякого, але то ви вже самі прочитайте.
один з текстів, про які я не можу перестати думати, що хотіла б мати такі спогади.
помимо того, что книга напоминает, как вести себя с детьми, и вдохновляет на покупку вафельницы, есть замечательные описания быта на берегу фьорда
Какая-то херня. Не покидает ощущения, что это попытка сделать новую "Пеппи Длинный чулок" или "Эмиля из Леннеберги", но ты читаешь и читаешь и читаешь и никак этот момент озарения не наступает. Словно я школьное сочинение читаю, а не книгу. Представить мир, в котором герои живут очень трудно. С "ПДЧ" это происходило на раз-два, с "ЭиЛ" ты проваливался с головой в эти их хуторы, а здесь совсем не то.
This book was wonderful. One of the best children's books we've ever read. The friendship between thoughtful, quiet Trille and adventurous, boisterous Lena is the starting point and ending point of this story. There's lots of adventures and mischief, but the friendship is what it's all about. There also are some really playful, wise, and heroic grandparents. And a horse. This story was great.
A story that shows what a loving, amazing, exciting, crazy, stupid, awesome ride a good friendship really can be. Young readers will learn what friends and family are for and that when life falls to pieces the best response is to pick them up and hold them together.
This was a cute book. It reminded me a bit of Junie B. Jones, but MUCH better. I would definitely recommend this as a story for young children.

*I am putting this down as "A book that was originally written in another language (Norwegian)" for my work reading challenge.*
This is a lively children's chapter book. It explores friendship, life, death, and wonder. The voice of the children was perfectly pitched. Glad I stumbled upon it.
Kary Henry
If you are looking for a great read-aloud, here it is! We laughed (and cried) throughout Trille's adventures and mishaps, through his tragedies and triumphs. A great main character, a great sidekick, and just a great, fun book.
Throughout the year, Trille and Lena often find themselves in trouble. Trille says that Lena is his best friend, but he sometimes anxiously considers if this is really so. Much mischief by these Norwegian characters will make readers laugh, but serious issues about the nature of family and grief will make them think as well.

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Edward Sullivan
Warm, charming story about a friendship between a boy and a girl translated from Norwegian.
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Inseparable best friends Trille and Lena live in Mathildewick Cove where Lena’s spirited sense of adventure gets the two into many humorous adventures that frequently end with the Lena needing first aid. The two love Auntie Granny’s famous fix everything waffles; unfortunately, sometimes even waffles have their limits. Reviewer #26
You or your children like Astrid Lindgren? This book is for you. Setting seems familiar: distant island, several funny and mischievous kids and few stories about their adventures - realistic, incredibly funny and touching.

Why Noah didn't take dinosaurs on board and is there a way to figure it out? What if to put an ad about missing father for my single mom on a local store door? This stuff makes my daughter happy - she swallowed the book in ONE NIGHT and it's not that thin.
I bought this book to please my inner child as 15 years ago I probably would have cried with excitement at the lovely cover and title. Luckily the story did not disappoint. It was beautifully written and covered a range of issues. Quite a few parts reminded me of other favourite books of mine but I'm trying to remain spoiler free. I only sometimes wondered whether some parts were a tiny bit lost in translation? And would have loved to read the original. Will definitely be re-reading this often I ...more
Я читаю детские книжки, да ヽ()/ ...more
Very touching and also laugh out loud humorous.
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Maria Parr is a writer and high-school teacher. Adventures with Waffles, her debut novel, has been translated into twenty languages and won several awards around the world. Maria Parr lives in Norway with her family.
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