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Old 01-28-2002, 07:08 AM   #1
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Astrid Lindgren dies at 94

Swedish author Astrid Lindgren today died at age 94. Her books was translated to more than 80 languages and sold more than 80 million copies world-wide. Among her more famous books are "Pippi Longstocking", "Ronia, the Robbers daughter" and "Emil´s Pranks".

I know this is no U2-topic, but I thought I could post it anyway. Maybe some of you in this forum grew up reading her books, I did.

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Old 01-28-2002, 07:35 AM   #3
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Oh no... that's very sad... although she was very old, so I guess it was expected.
I grew up with her books, as millions of others have.
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Well , she wrote soooo many ingenius books , and lived a long and i'm sure happy life RIP .
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Nooooo I love the Pippi books!

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Sad...she was one of several amazing Scandinavian children's writers. Hans Christian Andersen, Tove Jansson (sadly, no one in North American has heard of the Moomins) and Astrid Lindgren. I have to say I wasn't a big fan of Pippi, as far as terrible children went I preferred Emil...and then there was The Children of Noisy Village and Karlsson-on-the-Roof and Ronia the Robber's Daughter and Mio, My Son and the greatest, The Brothers Lionheart, one of the true masterpieces of children's lit and maybe all twentieth-century literature.

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2ScateroFlight : i love and adore KARLSON !!!!!
But also , yes , you're right Tovvie Janson is great writer with her own world of mummy-trolls , wizards , HEmuls , gee i like all her books , and also i like very much scandinavian auhors ( thier fairy - tales stories , novels are very popular in Ex-USsR countries ).Sorry for going into alittle bit different direction .

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