Astrid Lindgren – was a Swedish author and screenwriter. She is the world's most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She was the creator of Pippi Longstocking. [Wikipedia] I adored Pippi Longstocking when I was little!
Astrid Lindgren -- “I don’t want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.” Pippi Longstocking is one of the most insane characters ever created by anyone!