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Authors - Astrid Lindgren
Authors - Astrid Lindgren
Authors - Astrid Lindgren
Authors - Astrid Lindgren
Authors - Astrid Lindgren
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Authors - Astrid Lindgren

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  • 1. PRESENTS:
  • 2. • Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. • She is best known for children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the- Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US). • As of 2013, she is the world's 18th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million books worldwide.
  • 3. • Astrid Lindgren grew up in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland (Sweden) and many of her books are based on her family and childhood memories and landscapes. • However, Pippi Longstocking, one of her most famous books, was set in Gotland. • Lindgren was the daughter of Samuel August Ericsson and Hanna Johnsson. She had two sisters and a brother, Gunnar Ericsson, who eventually became a member of the Swedish parliament.
  • 4. • Lindgren worked as a journalist and secretary before becoming a full-time author. She served as a secretary for the 1933 Swedish Summer Grand Prix. • In 1944 Lindgren won second prize in a competition held by Rabén & Sjögren, a new publishing house, with the novel Britt-Marie lättar sitt hjärta (Britt-Marie unburdens her heart). • A year later she won first prize in the same competition with the chapter book Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking), which had been rejected by Bonniers. • Since then it has become one of the most beloved children's books in the world and has been translated into 60 languages.
  • 5. • In 1931, she married her boss, Sture Lindgren (1898–1952). • Three years later, in 1934, Lindgren gave birth to their daughter, Karin. • The character Pippi Longstocking was invented for her daughter to amuse her while she was ill and bed-ridden. • Lindgren later related that Karin had suddenly said to her, "Tell me a story about Pippi Longstocking," and the tale was created in response to that remark.
  • 6. • Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. • Pippi is portrayed as being a friendly and kind and naughty girl, but one possessing no "proper" manners and having no training or experience in the way one behaves in normal society. • She is the daughter of a buccaneer captain who has been lost at sea, and Pippi tells many “tall tales” about her travels and adventures with her father, many of which she admits are lies. • She has four best friends: two animals (her horse and a monkey) and two humans, the neighbor's children Tommy and Annika.
  • 7. • Pippi Longstocking , which was published in 1945, was an immediate success, and led to two equally-loved sequels: • Pippi Goes On Board (1946) - Pippi’s been treating her friends Tommy and Annika to wild adventures - like buying and eating seventy- two pounds of candy, or sailing off to an island in the middle of a lake to see what it's like to be shipwrecked. But then Pippi's long lost father returns, and she might have to leave Villa Villekulla! • Pippi In The South Seas (1948) - Pippi receives word from her father, a sea captain who had seemingly vanished earlier, inviting him to a tropical island inhabited by natives over which he now reigns as king. Pippi and her friends sail to her father's island kingdom, where they become acquainted with the natives living there, Pippi being hailed as "Princess Pippilotta."
  • 8. • In 1969, Pippi Longstocking was adapted as a Swedish television series, which ran for thirteen episodes, and starred Inger Nilsson as Pippi. • Later, the television series was re-cut into full- length movies, redubbed into English, and shown in the United States on movie screens, and later on television. These movies are: • Pippi Longstocking • Pippi Goes On Board • Pippi In The South Seas • Pippi On The Run • Recently, Pippi Longstocking has also been adapted into a full-length animated movie and a musical live-action movie.
  • 9. • Author Astrid Lindgren lived into her 90s, dying in 1992 in Sweden. • But the popularity of her creation, Pippi Longstocking, has never faded – children all over the world have fallen in love with this wild, whimsical wonder child, who has the strength of ten policemen and is an unpredictable, but loyal friend. • In memory of Astrid Lindgren, a memorial sculpture was created next to her childhood home, named "Källa Astrid" ("Astrid's Wellspring" in English). It is situated at the same place where Astrid Lindgren first heard fairy tales. • Just 100 metres from "Astrid's Wellspring" is a museum in her memory. The children's museum Junibacken, Stockholm, was opened in June 1996, with the main theme of the permanent exhibition being devoted to Astrid Lindgren: the heart of the museum is a theme train ride through the world of Astrid Lindgren's novels.
  • 10. A NUTSY THE SQUIRREL PRODUCTION COPYRIGHT 2013 OAK HILLS MEDIA CENTER ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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