Christmas in Noisy Village1962 Ilon Wikland
Christmas is so much fun! All the children in A Day at Noisy Village are helping with the preparations. They put out sheaves for all the little birds and walk to the forest where they cut down the Christmas trees – one for the North Farm, one for the Middle Farm and one for the South Farm. There is a delightful smell of gingersnaps and sealing wax in the air and everything is so beautiful and Christmassy.
Springtime in Noisy village1965 Ilon Wikland
When spring arrives, all the children in A Day at Noisy Village go wild. They climb on the barn roof, they ride on the bull. They balance along the top of the fence and clomp through the mud. Britta, Lisa and Anna build a cubby house in the meadow. Ollie, Lars and Pip make boats out of bark and sail them along the creek. And little Kerstin – she pulls up all of mummy’s jonquils when she is supposed to go and pick wildflowers. Then, when evening comes, the children burn piles of leaves and dance with excitement around the spring fires.
A Day at Noisy Village1966 Ilon Wikland
Once Lars read in the paper that there was going to be a “Children’s Day” in Stockholm. And then Lars thought we should celebrate Children’s Day in Nosy Village as well. “We’re going to put on Children’s Day for Kerstin”, he said. If we amuse Kerstin one entire day, perhaps she’ll stop running after us all the other days when we want to be left alone.”