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Author photo. Astrid Lindgren, ca. 1960 [source: Astrids bilder; author: unknown]

Astrid Lindgren, ca. 1960 [source: Astrids bilder; author: unknown]

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Astrid Lindgren: November 7, 1907 - January 28, 2002 There are few children's authors more famous than Astrid Lindgren, creator of the feisty, legendary heroine, Pippi Longstocking. Lindgren was born on November 14, 1907, in Sweden. Her work has been acclaimed with many prestigious awards, among them the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1958), the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1978), and the International Book Award (1993). This truly internationally known author was the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medal and has been honored repeatedly in her native Sweden. There is a bronze statue of her in a Stockholm park. Her picture is on a postage stamp. The "World of Astrid Lindgren" is a theme park featuring the wholesome characters of her books. The annual children's literature award is known as the Astrid Lindgren Prize. The inspiration for this long and illustrious career, spanning five decades, is the author's own childhood. Her memories - of free and often wild play with her brothers and sister, of loving parents, of a close-knit farm community, of reading about heroines like Pollyanna and Anne of Green Gables - became the foundations of her books. Lindgren has said, "I write to amuse the child within me, and I can only hope that in this way other children as well can have a little fun." Lindgren amused her own children by telling them stories. Her daughter, Karin, named Pippi Longstocking, and the first written story was given to Karin as a birthday gift. The next year, 1945, Pippi Longstocking won a best children's book competition and Lindgren began writing the perennially child-pleasing stories that make up her enormous body of work, some of which are the series based on "Children of Noisy Village", the fable "The Tomten", the rambunctious "Karlson-On-the-Roof", the irrepressible"Lotta on Troublemaker Street" , the controversial "The Brothers Lionheart", and the unforgettable, wildly funny superheroine, Pippi, was featured in other books and became a star of stage, screen and television. Lindgren has been called the world's most read author of children's books. She is hailed as the third most translated children's book author after H.C. Andersen and the Grimm brothers. Her impact on the world of children's literature is immeasurable. Astrid Lindgren died in her sleep, in her home in Sweden on January 28, 2002 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Pippi Longstocking 8,462 copies, 150 reviews
Pippi in the South Seas 2,462 copies, 17 reviews
Pippi Goes on Board 2,394 copies, 11 reviews
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter 2,081 copies, 40 reviews
The Brothers Lionheart 1,568 copies, 33 reviews
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1,008 copies, 17 reviews
The Children of Noisy Village 1,001 copies, 10 reviews
Mio, My Son 842 copies, 11 reviews
The Tomten 737 copies, 15 reviews
Emil in the Soup Tureen 455 copies, 15 reviews
Seacrow Island 398 copies, 5 reviews
Karlson on the Roof 398 copies, 9 reviews
The Tomten and the Fox 384 copies, 4 reviews
Pippi on the Run 364 copies
Mischievous Meg 360 copies, 6 reviews
All About the Bullerby Children 356 copies, 11 reviews
Happy Times in Noisy Village 350 copies, 6 reviews
Christmas in Noisy Village 340 copies, 9 reviews
Rasmus and the Vagabond 304 copies, 5 reviews
Bill Bergson, Master Detective (Author) 293 copies, 3 reviews
Lotta on Troublemaker Street 267 copies, 6 reviews
The Six Bullerby Children 256 copies, 3 reviews
Emil's Pranks 234 copies, 7 reviews
Emil's Clever Pig 229 copies, 4 reviews
Christmas in the Stable 222 copies, 2 reviews
Bill Bergson Lives Dangerously 164 copies, 2 reviews
Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? 155 copies, 5 reviews
Kalle Blomquist 142 copies, 1 review
Märchen 117 copies, 1 review
Das entschwundene Land 117 copies, 3 reviews
The Red Bird 116 copies, 5 reviews
Karlson Flies Again 116 copies, 1 review
Mardie to the Rescue 110 copies, 1 review
Mardie / Mardie to the Rescue 106 copies, 1 review
Springtime in Noisy Village 102 copies, 4 reviews
Lotta's Bike 98 copies, 3 reviews
Lotta's Christmas Surprise 95 copies, 2 reviews
The Runaway Sleigh Ride 91 copies, 4 reviews
The World's Best Karlson 86 copies, 2 reviews
That Emil 78 copies
Kajsa Kavat 72 copies, 6 reviews
I Want to Go to School Too 70 copies, 1 review
Nils Karlsson-Pyssling 68 copies, 1 review
The Dragon with Red Eyes 68 copies, 1 review
I Don't Want to Go to Bed 67 copies, 1 review
Lotta's Easter Surprise 62 copies, 3 reviews
Most Beloved Sister 61 copies, 3 reviews
I Want a Brother or Sister 59 copies, 3 reviews
Kati in America (Author) 54 copies
A Calf for Christmas 48 copies, 2 reviews
Kerstin und ich 44 copies
Mirabelle 42 copies, 2 reviews
The Day Adam Got Mad 38 copies, 1 review
In the Land of Twilight 38 copies, 2 reviews
Kati In Italy 38 copies
Kati in Paris 37 copies, 1 review
The Ghost of Skinny Jack 35 copies, 2 reviews
Pippi Longstocking in the Park 35 copies, 2 reviews
Emil and the Bad Tooth 31 copies, 1 review
Erzählungen 29 copies
Ur-Pippi 23 copies, 1 review
Ida og Emil fra Lønneberget 19 copies, 1 review
Peter og Petra 16 copies, 1 review
Pippi findet einen Spunk 14 copies, 1 review
Mein Smaland 12 copies
Alle verhalen 11 copies
Now that Night is Near 10 copies, 1 review
Randi Lives in Norway (Author) 8 copies
Fortellinger 7 copies
Verhalenreis 3 copies, 2 reviews
Sia Lives on Kilimanjaro (Author) 3 copies
Pippi Dlhá Pančucha 3 copies, 1 review
Tu tu tu! 2 copies
Kati 2 copies
Fortællinger 2 copies
Märit 2 copies
Pippi Langkous is jarig 1 copy, 1 review
Emilovy skopičiny 1 copy, 1 review
Madikena 1 copy
Pippi Langkous 1 copy, 1 review
Märchen 1 copy
The Tomten 1 copy
Magere lat 1 copy
Emils jul 1 copy
Lotta zieht um, Hörspiel 1 copy, 1 review

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