Astrid Lindgren is the author of the popular Pippi Longstocking stories. Today, marks 75 years since Astrid gifted her daughter a manuscript of the stories. The first book was then published later that year. It was also her daughter who came up with the name Pippi Longstocking.
In this informative Little People Big Dreams Book, readers discover more about Astrid as a child and how she became a very successful author.
Born in Sweden Astrid fell in love with reading after her friend read her a story which highlighted how books can take you on an extraordinary journey. Astrid has been described as a bit of a rebel and perhaps there were similarities between herself and Pippi Longstocking, who is a strong female protagonist.
Astrid Lindgren achieved a great many things which are celebrated in this book, complete with a biographical timeline alongside real photos of Astrid.
The sweet illustrations are engaging and quirky and represent the fun energy that Astrid Lindgren is recalled for having.
A very happy birthday Pippi Longstocking, what an achievement Astrid Lindgren.
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