Pippi Longstocking’s Children

Best known for having created the red-headed and wildly independent little girl Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren (pictured), who was born in 1907 and died in 2002, is to her native Sweden some combination of George Washington and a patron saint; last year the Bank of Sweden put her image on the twenty-kronor note. In Sweden, she is famous for all of her books for children, around fifty titles, many appearing in series format, many not involving Pippi. April Bernard explains.

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