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When Aurora's family moves into a high-rise apartment complex in Oslo, she becomes conscious for the first time of how unusual they are. Aurora's mother is a lawyer and her graduate-student father stays home to care for her and baby Socrates -- a situation that raises eyebrows among the neighbors and leads to some embarrassing situations for Aurora, who must answer the nos ...more
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by T.Y. Crowell Junior Books
(first published 1966)
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Jan 05, 2019 Mathew rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This was a gem of a book recommended to me by a good friend. Published in Norway, 1966 and translated by Eileen Amos, this first book in the series follows a young girl, Aurora, and her family as they move to a block of flats during the winter time. Aurora is nervous about living on the tenth floor of this alien building and she quickly notices how odd everyone seems to find her family. Her father is the primary carer, studying for a doctorate at home whilst her mother was off earning money by b ...more
Jun 07, 2012 osoi rated it liked it · review of another edition
У нас есть Аврора, ее братик Сократик, папа-домохозяйка и мама-юрист. Дружная семья, где мама зарабатывает, а папа занимается хозяйством и детьми, соседки суют нос не в свои дела, а Аврора — удивительно умная для своих лет девочка. Степень моего раздражения во время чтения этой книги достигла наивысшей точки кипения. Терпеть не могу, когда лезут не в свое дело и пытаются показать, как надо жить. А еще не терплю людей, не следящих за временем («я выбегу на полчасика», ага), и туповатых мамаш («ни ...more
A nice story which was quite a norm breaker in its time. Easy reading level and suitable for young children, although it may contain more sentimental value for those who grew up with it. Slow and cozy, it follows the daily lives of Aurora and her father in the months between moving to a new apartment building and Christmas. Nothing particularly horrifying, spectacular or otherwise special about it, other than the role reversal of a typical housewife life in the late 60ies.
Anne-Catharina Vestly, but published as Anne-Cath. Vestly is a Norwegian actress and author of children books. She debuted with "Ole Aleksander Filibom-bom-bom" in 1953. Her first works were designed to be read on the radio, making the language to a greater extent oral than in her later books. Through the Norwegian children radio program "Barnetimen for de minste" she developed a large audience fo ...more
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