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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950, and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Seas. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children's literature.
I grew up with Pippi Longstocking and wanted a non-Disney non-princess hero for my daughter. This book teaches so many useful qualities to girls, and is full of creativity,... Read morePublished on March 19 2013 by Natalia
What are countless memories but figments of our imaginations? Long-lost dreams that are no longer here? Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2006 by Jason Peterson
This is a fun and silly novel about a girl with mind-boggling strength, intense zest for life, spontaneity, and no desire for practicality. It is light-hearted and fun to read.Published on June 30 2004
Pippi reinforced my innate belief that I could do anything I wanted to do and that it was OK to be a strong and brave girl. Read morePublished on July 21 2003
Pippi Longstocking is the best series of books ever. Astrid Lindgren wrote these books so colorfully and beautifully, every child has to love them. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I wanted to be Pippi! Long live Pippi Longstocking!Published on Dec 17 2002
Pippi longstocking was one of the first chapter books I read as I had to read it for a Third grade class. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002
It might be heretical, but parents of girls younger than eight or so might consider passing on this book. Read morePublished on March 7 2002