When Pelle-Goran's mother falls ill, it is decided that he should stay at his grandmother's house. At first he is reluctant to leave his mother at home. But once his older cousin, Kaja, arrives with his grandmother, and they have taken him to the farm where his grandmother lives, he decides that it is quite nice there. Indeed, Pelle-Goran loves it so much that he barely wants to go home!
I like this because it is about children having very possible fun (playing in the hay, fishing, swimming, etc.,) but is written so that it is very interesting. If you have read Betsy-Tacy [by Maude Hart Lovelace] you will know what I mean. I also like how the author put in stories that Mons the Thatcher told. I recommend this Spettecake Holiday to readers of all ages.
Note: this book was translated from the Swedish by Inger Boye