Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga, 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 - the most read children’s book writer 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.
In 2020, Pippi Longstocking turns 75! Or, to be completely accurate, the first book about Pippi turns 75 – Pippi herself will always be the free-spirited nine-year-old we know so well. Join in celebrating the strongest girl in the world by hosting your own Pippi party! Download a free party pack with ideas for invites, decorations, food, games, dressing up, and more, from publisher Oxford University Press.
To support Save the Children and our partners in the Pippi of Today campaign in these uncertain times, you can buy one of the campaign products. The products are available online from Astrid Lindgren's World.
Pippi of today is an initiative from The Astrid Lindgren Company in partnership with Save the Children supporting girls that are on the move. Pippi Longstocking was created by Astrid Lindgren, 75 years ago. The Second World War was ending, and millions of girls were on the move.
This year, it is 75 years since the first book about Pippi Longstocking was published. The books have since been published all over the world, in 77 languages. In 2020, celebrations will take place at Skansen in Stockholm, at Fez in Berlin, at Hay Festival in the UK, and many other places.
If you buy this bracelet you are supporting Save the Children and the Pippi of Today campaign! It costs EUR 4,90 and EUR 2,50 goes straight to the campaign. The remaining cost relates to production and shipping, i e all profits from the sales will be donated. The campaign is active all throughout 2020. Retailers and those wishing to buy larger quantities should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
‘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. Much pleasure!
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.