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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren

  • 5 stars across 62 books
Astrid Lindgren was born in Sweden in 1907. During the course of her life she wrote over 40 books for children. She once commented: 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way too.' Many of her stories are based upon her memories of childhood, and filled with lively and unconventional characters. Perhaps the best known is Pippi Longstocking, first published in Sweden in 1945. It was an immediate success with children, and was later published in England in 1954. During her lifetime, Lindgren was awarded dozens of Swedish and international prizes for her writing, among them the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1958: widely considered the ultimate accolade for an author of children's books. In 1989 a theme park dedicated to her - Astrid Lindgren's World - was opened in the author's home town of Vimmerby. She died in 2002.
2nd September 2010

Pippi Longstocking

This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pic... MorePippi Longstocking

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Ronja, The Robber's Daughter

Now a major animated TV series from Studio Ghibli! Ronja lives with her father, a robber chieftain, and his band of men... MoreRonja, The Robber's Daughter

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The Children of Noisy Village

In the middle of the countryside there are three farms, all in a row. Everybody calls them Noisy Village because the chi... MoreThe Children of Noisy Village

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The Brothers Lionheart

There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Ka... MoreThe Brothers Lionheart

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Karlson Flies Again

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends.... MoreKarlson Flies Again

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Happy Times in Noisy Village

Lisa lives in Noisy Village with her brothers and their friends. With so many children living there, it's a very noisy p... MoreHappy Times in Noisy Village

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Lotta Says 'NO!'

A collection of fun, engaging and gently humorous stories about Lotta, the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. ... MoreLotta Says 'NO!'

(2 reviews) Review
7th May 2020

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas (World of Astrid Lindgren)

Loved by millions of children around the world Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of al... MorePippi Longstocking in the South Seas (World of Astrid Lindgren)

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Seacrow Island

The day the Melkerson family arrive on Seacrow Island, it's a bit of a shock to their system. It's so quiet there-none o... MoreSeacrow Island

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The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of c... MoreThe Best of Pippi Longstocking

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