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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

Lotta Makes a Mess

Lotta Makes a Mess

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

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. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, re-issued with new illustrations from Mini Grey to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Pippi Longstocking. Perfect for reading alone or for sharing.

Lotta Says 'No!'

Lotta Says 'No!'

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A collection of fun, engaging and gently humorous stories about Lotta, the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. Join in the fun as she and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes-from falling out of their neighbour's windows and running away on a train, to making their own pancake tree. Every day brings a funny new adventure! From one of the world's best-loved children's authors, re-issued with new illustrations from Mini Grey to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Pippi Longstocking. Perfect for reading alone or for sharing.

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This flagship gift edition illustrated by Lauren Child is a glorious celebratory tribute to the strongest girl in the world in her 75th anniversary year. Pippi Longstocking lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. Pippi and her friends Tommy and Annika have the best time together-going to the fair, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop, and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But the fun might stop all too soon if Pippi agrees to go back to sea with her father.

Now that Night is Near

Now that Night is Near

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Come now little one, it's time to go to sleep. All the little children are tucked up in bed. Their mamas and their papas too -- Everyone should go to sleep, now that night is near. It's bedtime, and across the land everyone is settling down to sleep. The cows are lying down in their fields, the rabbits are snug in their burrows, and the birds are resting on their branches. Except someone isn't quite ready to close their eyes just yet... A curious cat gently wanders through midsummer fields, forests and dusky Swedish landscapes as the sun slowly sets. When will he be ready to sleep? Written by Astrid Lindgren, the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking, and accompanied by luminous artwork from award-winning illustrator Marit Toernqvist, this soothing story is perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime.

Emil and the Sneaky Rat

Emil and the Sneaky Rat

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

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.

Emil and the Great Escape

Emil and the Great Escape

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. In this collection of stories Emil is up to his hilarious best and no-one is safe!

Emil's Clever Pig

Emil's Clever Pig

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

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.

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

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.

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