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Astrid Lindgren

33 children’s books by the writer

Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907, and grew up on a farm in the south of Sweden. Her first book was published in 1944, followed a year later by Pippi Longstocking. She published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than ninety languages, and she received numerous honours and awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the International Book Award. She died in 2002.

5+ years

Emil's Clever Pig

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Emil's Clever Pig

Whether he's teaching his pet pig to dance, being chased by a mad cow or wrestling a robber, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to ...

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5+ years

Lotta Makes a Mess

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Lotta Makes a Mess

Lotta is the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. She and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes. In this funny and engaging tale, a very cross Lotta runs away from home and moves in with the ...

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7+ years

Emil and the Great Escape

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Emil and the Great Escape

Whether he's running his little sister up a flagpole, or trying to escape after getting locked in a shed, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean ...

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Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Pippi Longstocking

Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse ...

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7+ years

Karlson on the Roof

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Karlson on the Roof

Imagine Smidge's delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window! It's Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof. Soon Smidge and Karlson are sharing all ...

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Pippi Longstocking Small

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking Small

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make ...

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The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold, and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are ...

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The Brothers Lionheart

Astrid Lindgren, Ilon Wikland

The Brothers Lionheart

There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he ...

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