L - Astrid Lindgren

Posted by Claudia Moser on 7:00 AM in , ,

“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”

One great lady which enriches so many lives especially young ones, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren.
Some facts:
- she is the 20th most translated authors
- her books sold more than 145 million copies (mine included)
- the Pippi Lonstocking character was inspired by her daughter
Just have a smile, the movies always manage that even if I am a grown up:
More information here

Picture from here



I've always liked here books :)

I loved Pippi Longstockings!

I love Astrid and her unique books! Nothing can beat them! I still read those books for my kids although the´re already so big. Maybe I read them also for myself, like stepping back to my childhood.

Childhood and Pippi Longstocking go hand in hand,right? Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Pippi Longstocking is such fun! I always admired her spunk and sense of fun. And who can resist that whacky red hair? Yay for Astrid Lindgren for creating such a lovable character.

Cattitude and Gratitude

I like that quote

What a lovely photo of the author. So much character in that face. I just had to pop over, as I love Pippi Longstocking and always enjoyed reading the stories to Eleanor. No doubt I will also be reading them to Ruby when she's a bit older!

I remember reading her when I was younger.

@Eva - me too, and also enjoyed the series
@Talya - good!
@Sofia - somehow you never get too old to read them
@Lucy - so true
@Writercat - and what do you say about the horse? :)
@Adam - it is true, right?
@Diane - I am sure she will enjoy them
@Ruth - she is part of so manh childhoods

So true! Much joy is received from reading! My mom was a children's librarian so we were blessed with great books!

Anonymous says:

What fun!
And I love the quote!

Sweden is our Memphis in May honored country, so we should be seeing a lot of Pippi. Great choice!


Agree with what she said about a childhood without books.

What would life be without books? Mine would be very blah indeed. Great post!

@Kathi - such a wonderful childhood you must have had with great books around you!
@Laura- good!
@Joyce - what a great idea to celebrate a country, how come?
@Paula - she wasa great author
@Kathy - agree

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