Maria Gripe


Born
in Vaxholm, Sweden
July 25, 1923

Died
April 05, 2007

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Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923, Vaxholm, Uppland – 5 April 2007, Rönninge), was a Swedish author of books for children and young people, often written in a magical and mystical tone. In 1946 she married the artist Harald Gripe, who created cover illustrations for most of her books. His illustration career, in fact, began in connection with his wife's debut as author of I vår lilla stad ("In our little town"). Maria Gripe's first major success was Josephine (1961), the first of a series of novels that later included Hugo and Josephine and Hugo. During most of her adult life Maria Gripe lived in Nyköping, where an adaptation of her book Agnes Cecilia was filmed. After a long period of dementia Maria Gripe died at 83 in a nu ...more

Average rating: 3.88 · 9,424 ratings · 347 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Agnes Cecilia

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4.02 avg rating — 1,665 ratings — published 1981 — 26 editions
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Los escarabajos vuelan al a...

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3.96 avg rating — 2,287 ratings — published 1978 — 42 editions
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Skuggan över stenbänken (Sk...

3.92 avg rating — 1,172 ratings — published 1982 — 18 editions
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...och de vita skuggorna i ...

4.06 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 1984 — 14 editions
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Skuggornas barn (Skuggserie...

3.93 avg rating — 485 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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Skugg-gömman (Skuggserien, #4)

3.80 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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Los hijos del vidriero

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3.78 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 1964 — 30 editions
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Hugo and Josephine

3.71 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1962 — 19 editions
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Pappa Pellerin's Daughter

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3.70 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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Josephine

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3.59 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1961 — 14 editions
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“Los verdaderamente fuertes son los que en esta vida saben ser dulces y estar llenos de amor.”
Maria Gripe, Los escarabajos vuelan al atardecer

“Pero que los pensamientos estén los libros y sean leídos no significa que el tiempo esté maduro ya para ellos.”
Maria Gripe, Los escarabajos vuelan al atardecer

“No hay que limitarse a dar; también es preciso exigir y aprender a hacerlo. Quiero decir que cuando el uno permite al otro satisfacer determinadas exigencias, se ennoblecen los dos. De lo contrario, sólo se consigue mantener tiranos y mártires.”
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