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Astrid Lindgren

  • 5 stars across 59 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... More

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    1st July 2010

    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... More

    (5 reviews)
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    22nd May 2014

    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... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd July 2009

    The Brothers Lionheart

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

    (3 reviews)
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    5th February 2009

    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.... More

    (3 reviews)
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    21st April 2015

    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... More

    (2 reviews)
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    3rd April 2008

    Lotta Says 'NO!'

    A collection of fun, engaging and gently humorous stories about Lotta, the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    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... More

    (2 reviews)
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    7th April 2016

    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... More

    (1 review)
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