In a Swedish city in a shabby house lived a very unusual girl. Her name was Pippi Longstocking. Her father was a sailor and his name was Efraim Longstocking. He bought the house so he could have a place to live in when he abandons … [Read more...] about Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren (1907. - 2002.) is a Swedish writer that wrote over 30 children’s book, text for picture books and even a few movie scripts.
After she finished her studying, she went to work for a local newspaper. After she got pregnant the editor proposed to her but she said no and moved to Stockholm where she decided to become a stenographer.
The book that brought her fame and put her on the list of the 20 most translated world authors is Pippi Longstocking. She wrote more than 120 stories that were translated to 80 languages. A lot of her works were screen adapted and based on some of them people made cartoons.
Her literary works were awarded in Sweden and Germany and she was the winner of the prestige international award for children’s literature Hans Christian Andersen in 1958.
She was a big fighter for children and animal rights.