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Astrid Lindgren - Author

Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Ericsson on November 14, 1907 on a farm called Nas outside the small town of Vimmerby in Sweden. As a child, Astrid loved to read, particularly books which had girls as the heroine. She loved Anne of Green Gables and the Pollyanna books. One of her strongest recollections as a child was meeting two pilots, Captains Sonders and Madicken. One of them tried to land on the roof of her house, or that is the way it looked at the time.

After attending public school, she moved to Stockholm and married Sture Lindgren. The Lindgrens had two children. Astrid wrote her first story, Britt-Mari Opens Her Heart, in 1944. Her second book, Pippi Longstocking, which she wrote as a present for her daughter's tenth birthday, was published in 1945. She received the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book prize for Pippi and became a book editor for that publisher for many years. She also received numerous other honours and awards including the International Book Award.

Astrid published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages. She died in 2002, aged 94.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Astrid Lindgren

Seacrow Island
Astrid Lindgren
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 When the Melkerson family rent a holiday home on the far away Seacrow Island they have no idea of the wonderful adventures that lie in store for them. Father Melkerson, a very...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Best of Pippi Longstocking (3 Books in 1)
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
It might be 70 years since the first Pippi Longstocking story was published, but they haven't dated in the slightest, in fact Lindgren's stories of the nine year old free spirit living completely free of adult supervision are if anything...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Ingrid Nyman
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout the world, making her one of the all-time greatest children's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading aloud and for reading alone and this edition is illustrated throughout...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Lauren Child
September 2012 Book of the Month. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Best of Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She's funny, feisty and incredibly strong and has the most amazing adventures! Here's a chance to read three books about Pippi in one volume - Pippi...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Pippi in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading aloud and for reading alone and this edition is illustrated throughout by bestselling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Pippi Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been sold worldwide in 91 languages. Spot-on for boys and for girls, and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2012
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren - illustrated by Tony Ross
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with a horse and a monkey and spends her days having wonderfully...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2012
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Mio's Kingdom
Astrid Lindgren
From the world famous creator of Pippi Longstocking comes this touching magical adventure about an unhappy little boy who meets a genie and is transported from the misery of his life to Farawayland. Once Karl Anders, an unwanted foster child,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition
Astrid Lindgren
Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Readers are charmed by her sense of fun. This sumptuous slipcase edition of the hardback produced to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of first publication has a sparkling new translation,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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The Brothers Lionheart
Astrid Lindgren
Magical and touching, the adventures of two brothers in the fantasy land they arrive in after their tragically early deaths is an uplifting as well as an exciting story. After their deaths, Jonathan and Karl are united in the ‘land...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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Karlson Flies Again
Astrid Lindgren
Inventive and magical, the stories of the extraordinary Karlson are an imaginative treat. The extraordinary Karlson lives in an extraordinary house on the ordinary roof of an ordinary house in an ordinary street in Stockholm. He is remarkable in oh-so...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
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The World's Best Karlson
Astrid Lindgren
Karlson, the extra-ordinary little man who lives on the roof and can fly is in trouble! This time, he's been spotted somewhere in mid-air and the newspapers are offering a reward for his capture! How can Karlson stay safe? Helped...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
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Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition with Limited Edition Prints
Astrid Lindgren
Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Readers are charmed by her sense of fun. This sumptuous slipcase edition of the hardback produced to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of first publication has a sparkling new translation,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2008
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Lotta Says 'no!'
Astrid Lindgren
These Lotta stories are charming, funny and convincing. Lotta is a little sister who never seems to be far from trouble. In this story Lotta and her younger siblings have all kinds of adventures including making their pancake tree. Astrid Lindgren is best known for...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Lotta Makes A Mess
Astrid Lindgren
These stories are charming, funny and convincing. Lotta is a little sister who never seems to be far from trouble. Lotta runs away from home when she becomes too angry to stay but soon finds that home is best. Astrid Lindgren...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Emil And The Great Escape
Astrid Lindgren
Horrid Henry lovers will delight in the adventures of Emil, a little boy who's interesting exploits have a habit of going rather wrong… Something fun is always happening around Emil as he tries to escape after getting locked in a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2008
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Emil's Clever Pig
Astrid Lindgren
Horrid Henry lovers will delight in the adventures of Emil, a little boy who’s interesting exploits have a habit of going rather wrong… Something fun is always happening around Emil as he tries to escape after getting locked in a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2008
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
A beautiful edition of this classic story about a remarkable little girl in a lavish full colour edition. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and she lives alone with a horse, a monkey and a suitcase stuffed full of gold...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2007
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Pippi Longstocking, Hard Back Gift Edition
Astrid Lindgren
Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Readers are charmed by her sense of fun. This sumptuous gift edition produced to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of first publication but also the centenary of Oxford Children's Books...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2007
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with a horse and a monkey and spends her days having wonderfully...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 01/01/1970
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