Astrid Lindgren  

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"I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that" --Pippi Longstocking

"My linden plays, my nightingale is singing…"--"My Nightingale Is Singing" (1984) by Astrid Lindgren

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (née Ericsson, November 14 1907January 28 2002) was a Swedish children's book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She is best-known for creating the fictional character Pippi Longstocking, but has also published bleaker fiction such as the short story "My Nightingale Is Singing".


Ilon Wikland illustrated The Brothers Lionheart and Mio, min Mio. Lindgren and Wikland became friends in the 1950s, when Lindgren worked for Rabén & Sjögren. Other illustrators have been Ingrid Wang Nyman, who drew Peppi Longstocking, Eva Billow, and Björn Berg, who drew Emil books.


The best-known books by Astrid Lindgren:

An alphabetically sorted list of other books by Astrid Lindgren which have been translated into English:

  • A Calf for Christmas
  • Brenda Helps Grandmother
  • Christmas in Noisy Village
  • Christmas in the Stable
  • Circus Child
  • Dirk Lives in Holland
  • Gerda Lives in Norway
  • Emil and the Bad Tooth
  • Emil and His Clever Pig
  • Emil Gets into Mischief
  • Emil in the Soup Tureen
  • Emil's Little Sister
  • Emil's Pranks
  • Emil's Sticky Problem
  • Happy Times in Noisy Village
  • I Don't Want to Go to Bed
  • I Want a Brother or Sister
  • I Want to Go to School Too
  • Kati in America
  • Kati in Italy
  • Kati in Paris
  • Lotta
  • Lotta's Bike
  • Lotta's Christmas Surprise
  • Lotta's Easter Surprise
  • Lotta Leaves Home
  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street
  • Markos Lives in Yugoslavia
  • Marje
  • Marje to the Rescue
  • Matti Lives in Finland
  • Mirabelle
  • Mischievous Martens
  • Mischievous Meg
  • Most Beloved Sister
  • My Nightingale Is Singing
  • My Swedish Cousins
  • My Very Own Sister
  • Nariko-San,girl of Japan
  • Noby Lives in Thailand
  • Rasmus and the Vagabond (aka Rasmus and the Tramp)
  • Scrap and the Pirates
  • Sea crow Island
  • Siva lives on Kilimanjaro
  • Simon Small Moves in
  • That's Not My Baby
  • The Children of Noisy Village
  • The Children on Troublemaker Street
  • The Day Adam Got Mad
  • The Dragon With Red Eyes
  • The Ghost of Skinny Jack
  • The Mischievous Martens
  • The Runaway Sleigh Ride
  • The Tomten
  • The Tomten and the Fox
  • The World's Best Karlson
  • Kajsa Kavat

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