Topics: Children & youth, Famous Swedes
Author: Eva-Maria Metcalf
Publisher: Swedish Institute
Size: 48 pages
Astrid Lindgren is far and away Sweden’s best-known author internationally. Her books have been translated into some ninety languages, and the cavalcade of memorable characters she created over the years – Pippi Longstocking and Karlsson-on-the-Roof, to name but two – have delighted generations of children around the world.
In her homeland, however, Astrid Lindgren was more than just a much-loved writer. She was a cherished national icon, a public figure known for her conscience and integrity.