This book about Astrid Lindgren is an inspiring illustrated biography that provides children with knowledge about the person, author, editor and dedicated contributor to the community that Astrid Lindgren was. Through stories, quotes, facts and magical illustrations, we become familiar with one of the world's greatest children's authors.
The book follows a classic chronological development from Astrid's happy childhood to her old age in Stockholm. The book explores important, exciting and humorous episodes in Astrid's life and work. We learn about her love of nature, her lifelong joy of playing and climbing trees, reading and writing, and fighting for children's and animal rights. But we also learn about her life's many dark moments – her life as a young and impoverished single mother, her longing for love, and – as she so often expressed it – the experience of «how difficult it can be to be human».
This biography is a unique starting point for inspiring new generations to read Astrid Lindgren's books.
‘… a rock-solid and beautifully illustrated biography for children. … Small details and big topics are told with the same interest and enthusiasm, and Bjorvand's detailed knowledge makes the biography intimate and entertaining. Lisa Aisato, the illustrator, shows great skill as a visual artist. The tightly written and inspired text and the fine art illustrations together capture the tone of Lindgren's life and universe and make the biography of the year a pure joy.’
‘This book is a pleasure to behold.’
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