Times Children’s Book of the Week 28 Mar 2020
First published as Hedvig! in Sweden, 2005. Translated from the Swedish in this edition by the publisher, Julia Marshall of Gecko Press.
Here’s what Alex O’Connell had to say, in selecting it as Children’s Book of the Week in The Times:
Hattie is from the Pippi Longstocking school of clever, anti-establishment little girls who have the capacity for misrule until their conscience kicks in, their hearts turn to fondant and they return to the path of righteousness (while avoiding piety.
This is really a collection of the funniest dispatches from [Hatttie’s] first school year.