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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren’s achievement is unique and important. She was a committed humanist and a person who thought for herself. She fought for the rights of children, for equality, ecology and animal welfare, as well as against violence and oppression. She held on to her beliefs with both courage and seriousness, as well as humour and love.

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was born on the 14th of November 1907 on the farm Näs outside Vimmerby, in the county of Småland, and died on the 28th January 2002 in her home on Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm. She wrote 34 chapter books and 41 picture books, that all together have sold a staggering 170 million copies and been translated into more than 100 languages.


A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy

Astrid Lindgren, in "Vi husmödrar" 1956:10

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Milestones in Astrid's life


Astrid is born on 14th November.


Astrid's son Lars is born on 4th December .


Astrid's daughter Karin is born on 21st May.


Astrid Lindgren passes away on 28th January.

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