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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 and the Snirkle Hunt

Pippi Longstocking and the Snirkle Hunt

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

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 snirklea| This first reader is based on a chapter from the title Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas.

Meet Pippi Longstocking

Meet Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

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 Goes Aboard

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?! In this story Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika, have the best time together - going to the circus, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But when Pippi's long-lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika behind?

The Best of Pippi Longstocking

The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This collection of Pippi stories will introduce her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold, and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In this single-volume edition of three favourite books, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father, and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off, and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast! Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by best-selling artist Tony Ross.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?!

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

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

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.

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.

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: White Rose Rescue

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: White Rose Rescue

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren. When Kalle Blomkvist witnesses a terrible kidnapping in the dead of night, he springs into action to follow the captors. Little does he know the trail of clues will lead to his most daring and dangerous adventure yet. The third book in a thrilling detective series for readers of 9+, perfect for fans of character led mystery book such as Murder Most Unladylike and Ruby Redfort..

Astrid Lindgren's Tomten Tales The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox

Astrid Lindgren's Tomten Tales The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

On small silent feet, the Tomten tiptoes through the snow, keeping watch over the farm on chilly winter nights. One night, a cunning fox comes by. How will the Tomten guard the chickens, and help the hungry fox? These classic stories are a delight for young children, depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten. This is a beautiful collector's combined edition of Astrid Lindgren's two classic Tomten tales, The Tomten & The Tomten and the Fox.

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren It's one year on since Master Detective Kalle Blomkvist solved the case of the great jewel robbery, and once again his sleepy little town is shaken by a dreadful crime. Mysterious circumstances surround the discovery of a dead body, and super sleuth Kalle must use all of his cunning to solve his first ever murder case.

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Master Detective

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Master Detective

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren. For most the summer holidays in a small Swedish town would be spent swimming, fishing, or sailing. But a super sleuth like Kalle Blomkvist is always looking for the next case to crack. So when a mysterious stranger arrives in town he finds the perfect excuse to start an investigation, one that will draw him and his friends into a thrilling case of theft and deception. The first of three thrilling detective stories for readers of 9+, perfect for fans of character led mystery book such as Murder Most Unladylike and Ruby Redfort.

Tomten

Tomten

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2016

This classic story of the Tomten's nocturnal visits to all of the residents of a wintry farm has been reminding children of the promise of Spring for over 30 years."e;The friendly troll Tomten will be a welcome visitor....Highly recommended."e;-School Library Journal (starred review)"e;Wiberg's lovely, full-color paintings convey the hushed atmosphere of night in the Swedish countryside and also the sweet charms of the Tomten.... The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for bedtime read-alouds."e;-Publishers Weekly"e;A picture book of rare distinction."e;-The Chicago Tribune

Seacrow Island

Seacrow Island

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2016

The day the Melkerson family arrive on Seacrow Island, it's a bit of a shock to their system. It's so quiet there-none of the shops and bustle they're used to. And the cottage they've rented for the summer is a little bit well ... basic. But what Seacrow Island does have is woods to wander in, fish to catch, boats to sail in, and all kinds of animals. And before long they find it has even more important things, too-adventure, fun, exploration, friends. Perhaps it's going to be leaving that's the really hard thing?

Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village

Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2015

In the middle of the countryside, there are three farms, all in a row, where Lisa, her two brothers and their friends live. Some days they pretend to be shipwrecked pirates. Others they explore the caves across the lake, sell the cherries they've picked, or sleep under the stars after a fishing trip. One day, Lisa even takes her lamb to school! There's never a quiet day for the children of Noisy Village! A charming collection of stories from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Pipii Longstocking The Strongest in the World!

Pipii Longstocking The Strongest in the World!

Author: Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Van Nyman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Who can rescue babies from a burning building, outwit burglars, overpower a circus strongman, and still get home in time for Christmas? Pippi Longstocking can! Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! collects more than one hundred pages of comics from Pippi's creator, Astrid Lindgren, and her collaborator, the illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman. Unearthed by D+Q and republished between 2011 and 2014, these mid-century comics had never before been seen by North American audiences. Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! is a fitting tribute to one of the world's most beloved fictional characters

Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?

Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

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. This charming heritage edition is the perfect introduction to Pippi. The story is published in its original picture book form, with classic illustrations that bring Pippi and all the mayhem she causes to life.

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2015

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?! In this collection of stories Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika, set sail for the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, and play marbles with real pearls. Luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi Longstocking!

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2015

Lisa lives in Noisy Village with her brothers and their friends. With so many children living there, it's a very noisy place indeed! Lisa and her friends race their sledges on the slopes, hunt for treasure, and keep a watch for pirate ships from their robber's den. Every day is a happy day for the children of Noisy Village! A charming collection of stories from the much-loved author of Pippi Longstocking.

Pippi Won't Grow Up

Pippi Won't Grow Up

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2014

The world's strongest girl, Pippi Longstock--ing, is back with a fresh set of funny prob--lems and even funnier solutions. In Pippi Won't Grow Up, she takes on school quiz--zes, refuses to be evicted from her home, and brings Tommy and Annika to visit the island her father lives on. Lindgren's expert storytelling and Vang Nyman's vivid characters and bright colours make this eye-catching volume stand out.

The Children of Noisy Village

The Children of Noisy Village

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2014

In the middle of the countryside there are three farms, all in a row. Everybody calls them Noisy Village because the children who live there are very noisy indeed! Join the adventures of Lisa and her friends, where walking home from school turns into a pirate party looking for treasure, a trip to the local shoemaker becomes a mission to save one lonely dog from his grumpy owner, and a fishing trip ends with a night under the stars. A charming collection of stories from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Pippi Fixes Everything

Pippi Fixes Everything

Author: Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang-Nyman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2013

ONE OF USA TODAY POP CANDY'S BEST COMICS OF 2013! The world's most beloved strong-girl fights fires, saves babies, and causes mischief at a tea party Pippi Longstocking returns to fix everything in the second volume of comics written by the series creator, Astrid Lindgren, and illustrated by the original Pippi artist, Ingrid Vang Nyman. It is Pippi's birthday, which means there is a lot of fun to be had! Join Pippi, Annika, and Tommy in their adventures on board a ship, hosting farewell parties, and visiting with Pippi's father, the island king. Bright colors, zany illustrations, and, of course, an irrepressibly joyful, strong-willed heroine: Lindgren and Vang Nyman's brilliant work guarantees that Pippi Fixes Everything will become an instant classic for young and old alike.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble!

Mio's Kingdom

Mio's Kingdom

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Did you hear the news about a boy who disappeared? No one knows what happened to him . . . except me. Young Karl leaves behind his unhappy life as an unwanted foster child to escape to Farawayland. There, he learns that his true name is Mio, and that he is the son of the king. But the kingdom is under threat. The evil Sir Kato terrorizes the land, and it has been foretold that Mio is the only one who can defeat him . . . Originally published in Swedish in 1954, Astrid Lindgren's tale of Mio became a worldwide children's classic. It is celebrated in this heritage edition, complete with a new and faithful English translation.

Goran's Great Escape

Goran's Great Escape

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2011

It's a beautiful, sunny Easter Sunday in Sweden. The farmer and his family are having breakfast before going to church and the farmworkers are going about their daily chores. But Goran the bull is angry. He breaks loose from his stall, and charges down the barn and out into the yard. People gather from miles around to see the raging bull. But who will dare to cross Goran's path? Will he stay angry forever? Karl, a seven-year-old farm boy, has a plan. But can a very small boy tame a very big bull? A delightful story by acclaimed author Astrid Lindgren. The exquisitely detailed illustrations of wooden houses, farming families in their Sunday best and groves of white birch trees give a vivid sense of springtime on a Swedish farm of long ago.

A Calf for Christmas

A Calf for Christmas

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2010

It's the last day of school before Christmas and snow is falling heavily. Johan heads to school on his sled, but he can't stop thinking about the terrible thing that happened yesterday -- his family's only cow died, and they have no money to buy another. Rich farmer Peter Jonsson has come to town today for the Christmas market. He buys a calf then, after spending some time in the local inn, loses it on the sleigh ride home! When Johan heads out to clear snow, what does he find ...? Maybe he'll have a happy Christmas after all. A charming story by acclaimed author Astrid Lindgren, set in a traditional Swedish landscape.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pictures from the award-winning Lauren Child. The contemporary design, imaginative layout of the text, and stunning illustrations from Lauren Child all add up to a perfect gift purchase. When the book published in hardback, it gathered many wonderful reviews, including this one from Books for Keeps: 'Lauren Child is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome, large format edition of Pippi . . . her unmistakeable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book.' Pippi lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in her village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail and her wildly unconventional lifestyle is matched by Lauren's free-spirited illustrations.

The Brothers Lionheart

The Brothers Lionheart

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, the wonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. Then the unthinkable happens . . . Jonathan is killed in an accident. Heartbroken, Karl longs for the day he'll be reunited with his brother. When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he'd imagined. However, Nangiyala is under threat. A cruel tyrant is determined to claim it as his own, and at his command is a terrible beast that is feared throughout the land. Karl must summon all of his courage to help his brother prepare for the battle that lies ahead . . . 'I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child' Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry' books.

The World's Best Karlson

The World's Best Karlson

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends. Now, anytime Karlson pops in, Smidge knows that there's fun and adventure in store. In this collection of stories, they flood the bathroom, celebrate Karlson's birthday, and prompt a newspaper to offer a reward when Karlson is mistaken for a spy!

Karlson Flies Again

Karlson Flies Again

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends. Now, anytime Karlson pops in, Smidge knows that there's fun and adventure in store. In this collection of stories, they gobble cream buns, do their very best to frighten the new housekeeper and almost become television stars!

Pippi Longstocking With Limited Edition Prints

Pippi Longstocking With Limited Edition Prints

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking. This edition includes four illustrations from the book presented as limited edition prints and packaged with the book.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas! She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

Karlson on the Roof

Karlson on the Roof

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Imagine Smidge's delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window! It's Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof. Soon Smidge and Karlson are sharing all sorts of adventures, from tackling thieves and playing tricks to looping the loop and running across the rooftops. Fun and chaos burst from these charming, classic stories.

Emil and the Sneaky Rat

Emil and the Sneaky Rat

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

There's a rat running amok in Emil's house, and he's determined to capture it. But hiding the rat trap just under his father's bed probably isn't ideal . . . That's just the start of Emil's adventures, which, once begun, never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Lotta Makes a Mess

Lotta Makes a Mess

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Lotta is the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. She and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes. In this funny and engaging tale, a very cross Lotta runs away from home and moves in with the old lady next door. But Lotta soon begins to realise that, actually, nowhere is quite as good as home sweet home.

Lotta Says 'NO!'

Lotta Says 'NO!'

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

A collection of fun, engaging and gently humorous stories about Lotta, the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. She and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes, from falling out of their old neighbour's windows and learning some VERY bad swear words, to making their own pancake tree. Every day brings a new and funny adventure.

Emil's Clever Pig

Emil's Clever Pig

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Whether he's teaching his pet pig to dance, being chased by a mad cow or wrestling a robber, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Emil and the Great Escape

Emil and the Great Escape

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2008

Whether he's running his little sister up a flagpole, or trying to escape after getting locked in a shed, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippis scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure."e;A rollicking story."e; The Horn Book

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi in the South Seas

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Pippi and her pals Annika and Tommy are off to the Canny Canny Island, where Pippi's father is king...and where they will find caves to explore, play marbles with real pearls and find that even the pirates and sharks are no match for Pippi!

Pippi Goes Aboard

Pippi Goes Aboard

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Every day is a brilliant new adventure for Pippi Longstocking and her pals Tommy and Annika. When Pippi's long-lost father arrives and wants to take her away to sea with him, Pippi can't wait for the adventure to begin. But Tommy and Annika aren't going with them and they are feeling very glum. Can Pippi come up with an answer to the problem?

Pippi Longstocking 50th Anniversary Edition

Pippi Longstocking 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She's funny, feisty, and has the most amazing adventures. This special edition of the original Pippi Longstocking story is being produced to celebrate Pippi's 50th anniversary in the UK. And with over 40 million copies of this book sold worldwide - Pippi is sure to go on and on for at least another 50 years.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2002

Pippi is nine years old, lives alone with a horse and a money, and does exactly as she pleases. She has no mother and her father is king of a cannibal island, so she has learnt to look after herself. She gets up when she likes, never goes to school, talks a great deal, keeps a chest of gold coins under the bed, and is unexpectedly strong. This book is full of her marvellous escapades.

Lotta on Troublemaker Street

Lotta on Troublemaker Street

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2001

The Tomten

The Tomten

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/1992

It's a chilly winter night on the farm. Everyone is fast asleep. All but one ... On silent feet the Tomten visits the dreaming cows, the slumbering sheep and the children sleeping soundly in their beds. He whispers softly to each of them, making sure they are safe and warm. This classic picture book is a delight for young children, depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten.

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