February 02, 1988
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author
Astrid Lindgren, author of many popular books for children, won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, among others, for her contribution to children's literature. Astrid wrote her first story, Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) as a birthday present for her daughter, and in 1945 Pippi Longstocking won first prize at Rabén & Sjögren's Best Children's Book Competition, age 6-10. She then worked as children's book editor at Rabén & Sjögren. Astrid Lindgren is the most often read Swedish author.