Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga, The Brothers Lionheart, The Children of Noisy Village, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter… Millions of children and grown-ups across the globe love these characters and feel right at home in Villa Villekulla, Cherry Vale, Emil’s woodshed and on Seacrow Island. All of these worlds are the inventions of Astrid Lindgren - one of the most read children’s book writers in the world.
Welcome to the official Astrid Lindgren website. Here you will find information about Astrid Lindgren as a person, about her stories and find out everything you want to know about her treasured characters. You will also be able to discover destinations where you can experience her life and work. Additionally, you can find out more about The Astrid Lindgren Company here and how we work to protect and spread Astrid Lindgren’s legacy.
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We’re thrilled that Pippi Longstocking has made BookTrust's 100 Best Children’s Books of the past 100 years! With her free-spirited, independent outlook the strongest girl in the world has gained fans from all around the world including Michelle Obama who shared that ‘Pippi Longstocking was my girl.’
The 2021 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate is Jean-Claude Mourlevat, one of France’s leading children and young adult authors. With a particular love for fairy tale, fable and fantasy, he draws on literary traditions to create worlds that resemble no other. Since his publishing debut in 1997, his books have been translated into nearly 20 languages.
75 years ago the world’s strongest girl – Pippi Longstocking – came alone to a new town. Today millions of girls are forced to leave their homes, and not only move to new cities but also to new countries. They need to gather all their strength, courage and hope to tackle challenges and find their way to a brighter future.
Pippi of Today is an initiative from The Astrid Lindgren Company in partnership with Save the children.
I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read.’
With the 360 degree photos of Astrid Lindgren's apartment, you can click around to discover the different rooms. It is also possible to zoom in on the images, for example to take a closer look at the titles in the bookshelves. We hope you enjoy it!
Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide. According to UNESCO’s annual list, she is the 18th most translated author in the world.
Based on the beloved children’s novel by Astrid Lindgren, director Goro Miyazaki (of Studio Ghibli) working with renowned animation studio Polygon Pictures, has created an exciting, touching and beautiful animated TV-series for children around the world to enjoy with their parents. The series combines traditional hand painted animation with the latest technology. The English version is starring Gillian Anderson as the narrator and Theresa Gallagher as Ronja.