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Astrid Lindgren

Born on 14th November 1907, Vimmerby, Kalmar, Sweden

Died on 28 January 2002 Dalagatan 46, Stockholm, Sweden

Astrid was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US). In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold roughly 167 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality."


Astrid's book in Leaf through a good book

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