Astrid Lindgren

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Astrid Lindgren


Born
in Vimmerby, Småland, Sweden
November 14, 1907

Died
January 28, 2002

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, née Ericsson, (1907 - 2002) was a Swedish children's book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 165 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.

Awards:
Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing (1958)

Average rating: 4.16 · 291,713 ratings · 7,353 reviews · 339 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pippi Longstocking

4.12 avg rating — 140,174 ratings — published 1945 — 66 editions
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The Brothers Lionheart

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4.36 avg rating — 23,084 ratings — published 1973 — 99 editions
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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

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4.28 avg rating — 19,658 ratings — published 1981 — 102 editions
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Pippi in the South Seas

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4.11 avg rating — 15,707 ratings — published 1948 — 72 editions
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Pippi Goes on Board

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4.11 avg rating — 10,665 ratings — published 1946 — 73 editions
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Karlsson on the Roof

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4.10 avg rating — 10,329 ratings — published 1955 — 66 editions
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Mio, My Son

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4.11 avg rating — 8,425 ratings — published 1954 — 87 editions
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The Children of Noisy Village

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4.27 avg rating — 7,575 ratings — published 1946 — 75 editions
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The Adventures of Pippi Lon...

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4.24 avg rating — 6,016 ratings — published 1948 — 49 editions
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Emil i Lönneberga (Emil i L...

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4.28 avg rating — 7,140 ratings — published 1963 — 69 editions
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“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
Astrid Lindgren

“Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.”
Astrid Lindgren

“The children came to a perfume shop. In the show window was a large jar of freckle salve, and beside the jar was a sign, which read: DO YOU SUFFER FROM FRECKLES?

What does the sign say?” ask Pippi. She couldn’t read very well because she didn’t want to go to school as other children did.
It says, ‘Do you suffer from freckles?’” said Annika.
Does it indeed?” said Pippi thoughtfully. “Well, a civil question deserves a civil answer. Let’s go in.”

She opened the door and entered the shop, closely followed by Tommy and Annika. An elderly lady stood back of the counter. Pippi went right up to her. “No!” she said decidedly.

What is it you want?” asked the lady.
No,” said Pippi once more.
I don’t understand what you mean,” said the lady.
No, I don’t suffer from freckles,” said Pippi.

Then the lady understood, but she took one look at Pippi and burst out, “But, my dear child, your whole face is covered with freckles!”

I know it,” said Pippi, “but I don’t suffer from them. I love them. Good morning.”

She turned to leave, but when she got to the door she looked back and cried, “But if you should happen to get in any salve that gives people more freckles, then you can send me seven or eight jars.”
Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

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