Mrs. Pepperpot

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Mrs. Pepperpot Stories book cover

Mrs. Pepperpot (Norwegian: Teskjekjerringa, translation: the teaspoon lady) is a fictional character in a series of children's books created by the Norwegian author Alf Prøysen.

The first book in the series was printed in 1956. The main character, Mrs. Pepperpot, is a little old lady who lives in a cottage in the countryside together with her husband, Mr. Pepperpot. Mrs. Pepperpot has a secret - she occasionally shrinks to the size of a pepperpot, but nevertheless always manages to cope with the tricky situations that she finds herself in, at least partially thanks to the fact that upon shrinking she also gains the ability to understand and talk to all animals.

Some of the Mrs Pepperpot stories are:

  • Little Old Mrs Pepperpot
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Mechanical Doll
  • Mrs Pepperpot buys Macaroni
  • Queen of the Crows
  • Mrs Pepperpot at the Bazaar
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Bilberries
  • Mrs Pepperpot Minds the Baby
  • Mrs Pepperpot's Penny Watchman
  • The Bad Luck Story
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Moose
  • Mrs Pepperpot Finds a Missing Treasure
  • Mr Pepperpot
  • Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue
  • Mrs Pepperpot on the Warpath
  • The Nature Lesson
  • Mrs Pepperpot is Taken for a Witch
  • Mrs Pepperpot's Birthday
  • Mrs Pepperpot Turns Fortune-Teller
  • The New Year's Eve Adventure
  • Fate and Mrs Pepperpot
  • Mrs Pepperpot Helps Arne
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Easter Chicks
  • The Cuckoo
  • Midsummer Romance
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Peddler
  • The Moose Hunt
  • Mr Pepperpot and the Weather
  • Mrs Pepperpot in Hospital
  • Mrs Pepperpot's Christmas
  • Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Puppet Show
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Baby Crow
  • Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim
  • Mrs Pepperpot Gives a Party
  • Mrs Pepperpot's Outing
  • Mrs Pepperpot has a Visitor from America
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Budgerigar
  • Mrs Pepperpot turns Detective
  • Mrs Pepperpot and the Brooch Hunt
  • The Ski Race

A successful Japanese anime TV series adaptation of "Mrs. Pepperpot" called "Spoon Obasan" was produced by Studio Pierrot in the 1980s.