Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren

By Author / Illustrator

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Linzie Hunter


Biographies & Autobiographies

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd








In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover how Astrid Lindgren grew up to become one of the world's best-loved authors, and the creator of the irresistible Pippi Longstocking.

Little Astrid grew up on an old farm in Sweden. Her childhood was very happy, so happy that she never wanted to grow up. When she was four, her friend Edit read Astrid her first story. Suddenly, the entire place was filled with giants, witches and fairies. They all came out from a magic object call a book. Astrid did her best to learn how to read, and once she started, she couldn't stop! Soon, there were no books left to borrow from the library and her friends. Learn how Astrid turned her love of books and telling stories into a career as a world-renowned author. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring writer's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!



The Little People Big Dreams series of books are great for introducing younger readers to outstanding people, from artists to scientists, throughout history and the modern day. All achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This one is about the author of Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren. A rebel through and through, the story follows Lindgren as she grows up, has children of her own and creates Pippi Longstocking along the way. It's a story of drive and success whilst also being true to yourself and your dreams - in Lindgren's case, she didn't want to grow up!

The book has a facts and pictures section at the end, with a more detailed biography. It's easily accessible and interesting for both adults and children alike. This book would be great to share with children to inspire them and encourage them to think about what they'd like to be as they grow up.

32 pages / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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