Elsa Beskow (née Maartman) February 1874 – 30 June was a Swedish author and illustrator of children's books. Among her better known books are Tale of the Little Little Old Woman and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender.
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!