Happy birthday to Astrid Lindgren!

14 Nov

Happy birthday to Astrid Lindgren!

 

 

Every once in a while I like to throw in a little blog on Swedish culture on this blog, and Astrid Lindgren is one of my most favorite Swedish authors.  She’s the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, which I actually came to through the movies made in ’69/’70, starring Inger Nilsson.

What I love about Astrid Lindgren is not only her silly, witty, award-winning children’s books that encouraged children to embrace their uniqueness and creativity, but she also was outspoken about being against corporal punishment and for animal rights.

After I graduated from undergrad, I had the opportunity to travel to Stockholm, where some of my mom’s side of the family was from.  On my must-see list was the Junibacken Museum, which celebrates Lindgren and her works.  I’d like to share with you my Literary Traveler article on my experience there on Astrid Lindgren’s birthday.

 

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One Response to “Happy birthday to Astrid Lindgren!”

  1. Linda November 14, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I had a Pippi Longstocking doll when I was a girl and cut-outs too. And — if you never saw John Candy’s SCTV lampoon impersonation of her you really missed something “special.”

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