Astrid Lindgren was an amazingly talented writer but, it turned out, she was also a skilful scriptwriter and wrote lyrics that have become timeless. Early on in her career she realised the demand for toys and games connected to her stories. At The Astrid Lindgren Company we work with the rights concerning all these areas.
Everything began with the books and in the end they added up to 34 chapter books, 41 picture books, and numerous anthologies and all kinds of collections.
Astrid Lindgren’s most recognisable songs invoke both strong emotions and nostalgia for many Swedish people. The minute you read the lyrics they start playing in your head.
The first Pippi doll was issued back in the early 1950s. Throughout the years we have created many great products based on Astrid Lindgren’s work together with well-established, quality companies, operating in a number of different fields. There is considerable interest, both from the commercial market, and from us, in developing more products. We get many proposals presented to us.
In Sweden there are many destinations for both big and small Astrid Lindgren fans. In some you’ll be able to immerse yourselves in Astrid’s stories and meet the characters from her books and films - and in others you’ll be able to learn more about Astrid Lindgren’s life and work.
Astrid Lindgren wrote her own stage adaptations to many of her books. She was highly involved in the plays and had strong opinions about the way they should be performed in order to get as good as they possibly could. To pursue this level of quality throughout the world is one of The Astrid Lindgren Company’s most important missions.
There are many images that are highly evocative of Astrid Lindgren’s work, everything from photographs from the films to various book illustrations. Archiving, handling and, in many cases, restoring these images is something that we spend a lot of time and resources on. The rights to some of these are held by The Astrid Lindgren Company, such as Ingrid Vang Nyman’s illustrations, but the greater majority are owned by others.
Astrid Lindgren Text AB (formerly Salikon Förlag AB) is our very own publishing company that publishes, for example, non-fiction books and texts by Astrid Lindgren for children and adults. Here you can read more about the publishing company.