Astrid Lindgren - just like the heroic little girl she wrote about, one of my all-time favorite book character, Pippi Longstocking.

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Astrid Lindgren (1907 – 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter. She is the world's 18th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She was the creator of Pippi Longstocking!!

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!

Illustration by ©Ilon Wikland (from the book "Look, Madicken, it's Snowing" by Astrid Lindgren)

"Look, Madicken, it's Snowing" (Illustration by ©Ilon Wikland from the book by Astrid Lindgren)

Illustration by ©Ilon Wikland (from the book "Look, Madicken, it's Snowing" by Astrid Lindgren)

"Look, Madicken, it's Snowing" (Illustration by ©Ilon Wikland from the book by Astrid Lindgren)

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.”

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!

Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Ilon Wikland, my favourite Chirstmas book aside from the obvious one.

Winter scene from Christmas in Noisy Village (Jul i Bullerbyn). Story by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Ilon Wikland.

Sevedstorp (Bullerbyn) by Allie_Caulfield, via Flickr

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Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author, screenwriter and creator of Pippi Longstocking, the world's 18th most translated author, who has sold 145 million books worldwide

Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author, screenwriter and creator of Pippi Longstocking, the most translated author, who has sold 145 million books worldwide

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