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.



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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