‘There are waffles. The best in the world, made by Trille’s lovely great-aunt. Her brother, Trille’s grandpa is a wonderful kind of grandpa. Lena gets concussion rather a lot, and there is much scope for things going wrong when you toboggan across roads. In fact, ‘don’t try this at home!’’
‘They are not Pippi Longstocking stuff; just simple little things a child might think of’
Both quotations are from a lovely little blog-review that really made me want to read Waffle Hearts by Maria Parr, who will be coming to our UCL event on Nordic Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature on 23 February. I am, however, somewhat torn between reading it in its original Norwegian or in Guy Puzey’s translation (for which he was nominated for the Phoenix Book Award).