The children novel "Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter" was written by Astrid Lindgren and she let her imagination run wild once more and she took us into a surreal, enchanted forest filled with unusual, dangerous creatures and people which we don’t meet in everyday life. While reading these sentences we can immerse ourselves into the world of this unusual girl surrounded and loved by so many … [Read more...]
Astrid Lindgren (1907. - 2002.) is a Swedish writer that wrote over 30 children’s book, text for picture books and even a few movie scripts.
After she had finished her studying, she went to work for a local newspaper. After she had got pregnant, the editor proposed to her, but she said no and moved to Stockholm where she decided to become a stenographer.
The book that brought her fame and put her on the list of the 20 most translated world authors is Pippi Longstocking. She wrote more than 120 stories that were translated into 80 languages. A lot of her works were screen adapted and based on some of them people made cartoons.
Her literary works were awarded in Sweden and Germany, and she was the winner of the prestige international award for children’s literature Hans Christian Andersen in 1958.
She was a big fighter for children and animal rights.
Pippi Longstocking is a story for children that mixes real and unreal, and probably incredible. The main character in the story is Pippi Longstocking, curious nine-year-old girl, with red hair and a potato-shaped nose. She is very strong and has remarkable humor and kindness. In the preface of the novel, we learn how this story is made. The author reveals how her sick seven-year-old … [Read more...]