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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) — biography from Pippi Longstocking… (more)
Pippi Longstocking 9,642 copies, 157 reviews
Pippi in the South Seas 2,824 copies, 18 reviews
Pippi Goes on Board 2,645 copies, 12 reviews
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter 2,240 copies, 43 reviews
The Brothers Lionheart 1,662 copies, 35 reviews
The Children of Noisy Village 1,155 copies, 11 reviews
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (Author) 1,121 copies, 18 reviews
Mio, My Son 908 copies, 12 reviews
The Tomten 831 copies, 15 reviews
Emil in the Soup Tureen 493 copies, 15 reviews
The Tomten and the Fox 435 copies, 4 reviews
Seacrow Island 435 copies, 5 reviews
Karlson on the Roof 432 copies, 9 reviews
Pippi on the Run 424 copies
Happy Times in Noisy Village 417 copies, 7 reviews
Christmas in Noisy Village 400 copies, 9 reviews
Mischievous Meg 382 copies, 6 reviews
All About the Bullerby Children 378 copies, 11 reviews
Rasmus and the Vagabond 325 copies, 5 reviews
Bill Bergson, Master Detective (Author) 298 copies, 3 reviews
Lotta on Troublemaker Street 288 copies, 5 reviews
The Six Bullerby Children 274 copies, 3 reviews
Emil's Pranks 263 copies, 8 reviews
Christmas in the Stable 248 copies, 2 reviews
Emil's Clever Pig 244 copies, 4 reviews
Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? 179 copies, 5 reviews
Bill Bergson Lives Dangerously 171 copies, 2 reviews
Kalle Blomquist 150 copies, 1 review
Das entschwundene Land 129 copies, 3 reviews
Karlson Flies Again 128 copies, 2 reviews
The Red Bird 127 copies, 5 reviews
Mardie to the Rescue 122 copies, 1 review
Märchen 121 copies, 1 review
Mardie / Mardie to the Rescue 114 copies, 1 review
Springtime in Noisy Village 108 copies, 4 reviews
Lotta's Christmas Surprise 103 copies, 2 reviews
The Runaway Sleigh Ride 100 copies, 4 reviews
Lotta's Bike 100 copies, 3 reviews
The World's Best Karlson 92 copies, 2 reviews
That Emil 83 copies
The Dragon with Red Eyes 76 copies, 1 review
I Want to Go to School Too 75 copies, 1 review
Kajsa Kavat 72 copies, 6 reviews
Nils Karlsson-Pyssling 71 copies, 1 review
Lotta's Easter Surprise 68 copies, 3 reviews
I Don't Want to Go to Bed 67 copies, 1 review
Most Beloved Sister 64 copies, 3 reviews
I Want a Brother or Sister 57 copies, 3 reviews
Kati in America (Author) 54 copies
A Calf for Christmas 52 copies, 2 reviews
Kerstin und ich 46 copies
Mirabelle 45 copies, 3 reviews
The Day Adam Got Mad 44 copies, 1 review
In the Land of Twilight 43 copies, 2 reviews
Kati In Italy 39 copies
Kati in Paris 39 copies, 1 review
Pippi Longstocking in the Park 38 copies, 2 reviews
The Ghost of Skinny Jack 35 copies, 2 reviews
Erzählungen 34 copies
Emil and the Bad Tooth 32 copies, 1 review
Ur-Pippi 23 copies, 1 review
Now that Night is Near 22 copies, 3 reviews
Ida og Emil fra Lønneberget 20 copies, 1 review
Peter og Petra 17 copies, 1 review
Pippi findet einen Spunk 14 copies, 1 review
Mein Smaland 12 copies
Alle verhalen 11 copies
Randi Lives in Norway (Author) 8 copies
Fortellinger 7 copies
Märit 4 copies
Sia Lives on Kilimanjaro (Author) 3 copies
Tu tu tu! 3 copies
Verhalenreis 3 copies, 2 reviews
Pippi Dlhá Pančucha 3 copies, 1 review
Emilovy skopičiny 2 copies, 1 review
Bullerbue 2 copies
Die Elfe mit dem Taschentuch 2 copies, 1 review
Fortællinger 2 copies
Kati 2 copies
D'Pippi 1 copy
Pippi tất dài 1 copy, 1 review
The Tomten 1 copy
Pippi Langkous 1 copy, 1 review
Emils jul 1 copy
Hei Pippi! 1 copy
Japi 1 copy, 1 review
Hujedamej 1 copy
Pippi ist die Staerkste 1 copy, 1 review
Magere lat 1 copy
Pippi Langkous is jarig 1 copy, 1 review
Madikena 1 copy
Lotta zieht um, Hörspiel 1 copy, 1 review

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