Pappa Pellerin's Daughter
by Maria Gripe
Most peoople have not heard of Pappa Pellerin's Daughter, but it is an amazing book, amusing, interesting, not draggy, a bit emotional sometimes, and with a lovely, though very predictable ending. The girl, Loella, who everyone calls 'Loopy Loella', is a strange child, basically bringing herself up in the woods, with two brothers to look after solely by herself. An old sca...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by Vintage/Ebury
(first published 1963)
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Lo leí cuando tenía creo que 11 o 12 años y me pareció tan tonto... y si me lo pareció en esa época ahora supongo que me parecerá peor. Recuerdo que lo que no me gustaba era como trataban el tema de la chica que se había criado sin un padre. No empaticé con ella en absoluto y me parecía una visión superficial y absurda del abadono, más que la visión general, la protagonista era odiosa y... tonta.
Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923, Vaxholm, Uppland – 5 April 2007, Rönninge), was a Swedish author of books for children and young people, often written in a magical and mystical tone. In 1946 she married the artist Harald Gripe, who created cover illustrations for most of her books. His illustration career, in fact, began in connection with his wife's debut as author of I vår lil...moreMore about Maria Gripe...