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Astrid Lindgren - Author

About the 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 by Astrid Lindgren

Other books by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Pippi Longstocking (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Author: Astrid Lindgren, Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Loved by millions of children around the world Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time. This new edition of the classic story by Astrid Lindgren contains brand new black and white artwork by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, introducing Pippi's adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers.

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Loved by millions of children around the world Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time. This new edition of the classic Pippi story by Astrid Lindgren, contains brand new black and white artwork by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, introducing Pippi's adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. In Pippi Goes Aboard, Pippi Longstocking is back and as crazy and as funny as ever! But for Tommy and Annika, the fun might stop all too soon if Pippi agrees to go back to sea with her father.

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Loved by millions of children around the world Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time. This story sees Pippi, Tommy and Annika go on their greatest adventure yet - to Koratuttutt Island, where Pippi's father is king. This new edition contains brand new black and white artwork by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey.

Meet Pippi Longstocking

Meet Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

When Pippi Longstocking moves in next door to Tommy and Annika they are completely amazed by their new playmate. Pippi is cheeky, courageous and completely unpredictable. She lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Everything is fun with Pippi around! In this story she performs at the circus, uses her super strength to stop two robbers, and throws an unusual birthday party.

Pippi Longstocking and the Snirkle Hunt

Pippi Longstocking and the Snirkle Hunt

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Pippi Longstocking makes the everyday extraordinary, and spreads fun wherever she goes. In this new, highly-illustrated edition of one of her classic adventures, she invents a new word - and then becomes determined to find out what the word means. Join her and her friends Tommy and Annika as they set out to find a snirkle! This first reader is based on a chapter from the title Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas.

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

The Tomten and the Fox

The Tomten and the Fox

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

It's a cold winter's night and a hungry fox is creeping through the snow. He sees a hen house full of tasty chickens to eat -- but he's forgotten about the old tomten who guards the farm... This is a classic story of a mischievous fox, a wise, kindly tomten and their unlikely friendship. This new edition of the much-loved picture book from the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by popular illustrator Eva Erikkson. Depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten, this classic story is perfect for sharing with young children on a wintry evening. Erikkson's illustrations of the wry fox and the watchful gnome are full of character and warmth, and her moonlit, snowy scenes are the perfect landscape for an active imagination.

Ronja the Robber's Daughter Illustrated Edition

Ronja the Robber's Daughter Illustrated Edition

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Ronja, the daughter of the robber chieftain, roams the forest but she must beware the grey dwarves and wild harpies. When she befriends Birk, the son of her father's greatest enemy, it causes uproar. Ronia and Birk can no longer be friends . . . unless they do something drastic. Like running away . . . Suddenly they are fending for themselves in the woods, but how will they survive when winter comes? And will Ronia's father ever accept her friendship with Birk so they can go home? This timeless classic story from bestselling and much-loved author, Astrid Lindgren, has been transformed by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli in a stunning TV series. This beautiful illustrated edition features artwork of the animation.

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