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  1. I often see people here on complaining that they can no longer read books the way they used to when they were kids. Once, you'd just get completely absorbed by the story and follow it breathlessly as it progressed, identifying with the characters and willing things to come out right for them. But now, you're too sophisticated; you keep on thinking about the author's style, and how he's manipulating you into believing this and expecting that, and anyway you saw someone else do it better in that [...]

  2. I recently learned that the film "The Parent Trap" was based on a book so I gave it a read. It was good, could have stood a bit more development. I have a feeling there was more sly humor in the German that didn't really come through in English; may try a different translation.One thing I noticed, which I don't remember if it was present in the film, was the mother's financial difficulties and how Lottie was well-behaved not because of strict parenting but because of having to do the house-keepi [...]

  3. I loved Das doppelte Lottchen (the German original) absolutely to pieces when I was a child and I have also watched and greatly enjoyed the German film version multiple times (the one from 1954 that had author Erich Kästner write the actual screen play); it is much more authentic than the generally more well-known and famous The Parent Trap (the original, starring Hayley Mills) which took some rather huge and for me, unforgivable, liberties with the plot (I know many adore the latter movie, but [...]

  4. دو خواهر دوقلو بی خبر از وجود یکدیگر نزد پدر و مادری که اکنون با هم زندگی نمی کنند، به سر می برند، دست تصادف این دو را به دیدار هم می کشاند و

  5. Vintage Classic and no mistake.My delight as an adult was almost totally unspoilt while reading. At one point, of course I started going down the road of "how could the parents do such a thing", but my 9-year-old self was firmly guarding the path and chased me back to enjoy the story.And I did, boy, I did it all right, though it was the first time I read it in the original German.I also have to add that I loved the illustrations back then and now. :) This books stays firmly on my "Favourites" sh [...]

  6. I loved Das doppelte Lottchen (the German original) absolutely to pieces when I was a child (and have probably read said novel at least twenty or so times, and that is a conservative estimate at best). I have also and repeatedly watched and greatly enjoyed the German film version (the one from 1954 which had author Erich Kästner write the screen play and which starred actual twin girls as the main protagonists); it is much more authentic than the generally more well-known and famous Disney The [...]

  7. I loved Das doppelte Lottchen (the German original, from which Lisa and Lottie is translated) absolutely to pieces when I was a child and I have also watched and greatly enjoyed the German film version multiple times (the one from 1954 that had author Erich Kästner write the actual screen play); it is much more authentic than the generally more well-known and famous The Parent Trap (the original, starring Hayley Mills) which takes some rather huge and for me, unforgivable, liberties with the pl [...]

  8. فیلم اقتباسی از این کتاب از بهترین‌های دوران بچگی منه. یادمه کوچیک که بودم نوار آهنگایی که تو فیلم خونده میشد رو هم داشتم و شبا گاهی حتی روی تخت با گذاشتن واکمن بغل گوشم و شنیدن اونا میخوابیدم.اینطوریه که فکر میکنم جدا از ارزش خود فیلم، که به نظرم کم نیست، همه‌ش برای من حس خوب [...]

  9. Thanks to friend Gundula (I can’t adequately thank her!) who gave me this copy of the book. So, I finally got a chance to read it. For years, ever since I knew that the movie The Parent Trap was based on this book, I’ve wanted to read it. My whole life I always wanted a twin sister, or at least siblings. This book would have definitely been a favorite book of mine had I read it at age 9 or 10, about the time I was first enjoying the movie. And, despite being a huge fan of Hayley Mills, I th [...]

  10. I loved Das doppelte Lottchen (the German original) absolutely to pieces when I was a child (and have probably read said novel at least twenty or so times, and that is a conservative estimate at best). I have also and repeatedly watched and greatly enjoyed the German film version (the one from 1954 which had author Erich Kästner write the screen play and that starred actual twin girls as the main protagonists); it is much more authentic than the generally more well-known and famous Disney The P [...]

  11. Толкова умна и забавна история за най-очарователна детска смелост и някои значителни родителски неволи! Чудесна беше възможността да я преживея още веднъж за себе си, но и като за първи път "през ушите" на дъщеря ми. Истинско бисерче в детската литература (особено в момичешк [...]

  12. Was für ein tolles Kinderbuch. Als Kind habe ich leider keine Kästner gelesen (soweit ich mich erinnere), aber die hätte ich sicher alle geliebt! Toller Schreibstil, wie manchmal wir Leser angesprochen werden, nie belehrend, sondern einfach weise. Lustige Geschichte, aber stets sehr realistisch und einfühlsam. Zu recht ein Klassiker!

  13. Erich Kästner understands children – as he says adults should not forget that children’s unhappiness is as real and honest just like theirs, it doesn’t matter what children cry about, because in life it’s not important what you grieve about, only how much you grieve. He is not afraid to write about adults’ problems (like divorce) and their effect for children. And his stories are flavoured with considerable amount of humour, so that both young readers and their parents don’t forget [...]

  14. بالاخره بعد از دیدن دو نسخه The parent trap و یک عدد خواهران غریب، از خوندن کتاب گریزی نبود، فقط قدری دیر و زود داشت اما سوخت و سوز خیر!

  15. Enjoyable. I loved the Parent Trap as a child, and I was astounded that it was based on a German children's classic I'd never heard of. I asked my Mum about it today and her answer was interesting. Erich Kästner, while usually beloved by lots of people around us growing up, was utterly detested by my grandfather. He believed Kästner guilty of one of the worst sorts of war crime: indifference.I realise I'm wading into murky territory here - isn't this the sort of thing that makes GR delete revi [...]

  16. This is a charming little children's book (age 9-12?) that was the basis of Disney's beloved Hayley Mills vehicle: Parent Trap.That’s how it is at Bohrlaken on Lake Bohren, where the story begins which I am going to tell you. It’s a rather complicated story. And now and then you’ll have to pay careful attention if you are really going to get the hang of it. It’s quite straightforward at the beginning; it doesn’t begin to get complicated till later on. Lisa, the extrovert and Lottie, th [...]

  17. First read (c. 2016)Now I'd say that this book is pretty good grounds for the film "The Parent Trap". It all began in a summer camp, where two girls met each other and are shocked to see that they looked alike. They later find out that they are the twins of a split couple, and they plot to bring them back together by pulling a switch! This was a delightful German tale, one of which I'd definitely recommend for a good read - a guten lesen!Second read (April 18, 2017)I must admit, this book was ju [...]

  18. Another childhood fav of mine. The English version's title and cover make it seem like this is just one of any kids' books, but this is actually quite sophisticated. I if I understand correctly, the original title "Das doppelte Lottchen" means Double Lottchen (Lottie). The cover art of the German edition conveys this idea well, showing two identical girls. It's a story of identity swap. There is something very fascinating about this theme, and many authors have tried it; Mark Twain wrote The Pri [...]

  19. I never knew all the Parent Trap / twin swap films were based on a book until recently. And one I've been enjoying. Had to read it.And it's wonderful, as I expected.The original identical-twins-swap-parents story, Lottie and Lisa meet accidentally at a summer camp and realise they are actually twins separated by their parents' divorce. Deciding to spend time secretly with their unknown parent, the expected problems and situations arise, comic and not so, and a happy ending will hopefully be on t [...]

  20. This is the book that Disney based "The Parent Trap" on and I was curious what the original was like: spoiler alert, quite different. I can see why they needed to change it though-- this works great as a children's book, second or third grade, but the conflicts are fairly simple, not very wacky, and wouldn't play on screen too well. I finished it in a day-- a quick, fun read.

  21. I read this book with Mallory. It was one of my favorite books as a child. This is the book that The Parent Trap movie is based on. I forgot the little funny parts of the book and reading it as an adult I got some more stuff that I probably didn't get out of it as a child.

  22. An absolutely charming and wonderful children's book with lovable characters and an adorable, entertaining story that can be just as well enjoyed by adults.

  23. This was one of my favourite books as a child, I've read it goodness knows how many times! Been thinking of rereading it in German some time to practice my language skills.

  24. A fiam 3-ast kapott hangos olvasásra, ezt a könyvet kellett felolvasnia (anyai utasításra), úgyhogy mondhatni hangos könyv volt :)

  25. Voor de Hebban Challenge categorie 'Een boek dat je favoriet was in je jeugd' herlezen. Nog steeds een geweldig leuk verhaal.

  26. حس خوبي بود خوندن كتاب محبوب دوره كودكي پس از بيست سال، منتها ترجمه آن سالها را بيشتر دوست داشتم

  27. This was one one my childhood favorites. I haven't read it since, so a lot of details were forgotten. This time I was reading it in German and original always makes different atmosphere for me. I liked it then, I like it now and no matter how different the world has changed I believe that children can still enjoy it immensely.

  28. This is the first time I’ve read this book. Unlike many other reviewers I didn’t have the good fortune of coming across it when I was a child. I picked it up when I found it this year because one of my favourite movies is based on it. Yes, I’m in my thirties and The Parent Trap -the Hayley Mills version, of course- is still one of my favourite movies. It makes me smile every time. So there I was, trying to find something to read at night that would help me relax and put my problems at the [...]

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