Astrid Lindgren

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Pub Date 03 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 03 Feb 2020

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, mulitmillion-copy best-selling 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 called 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. Accessible and easy to follow text means that this book can inspire young readers in just the same way that Astrid was inspired when she started reading, all those years ago.

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 best-selling biography series for kids that explores 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 of books 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 hardcover and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal 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!
In this book from the critically acclaimed, mulitmillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover how Astrid Lindgren grew up to become one of the world’s best-loved authors, and...

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Another wonderfully written short autobiography about the life of the author of the pipi longstoking books. Perfect for older kids who are interested in award winning authors. Enjoy it!

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I love this book!  The illustrations are so vibrant and appealing.  The story of Astrid is that of a girl who was thrilled to learn to read and enter fictional worlds.  She loved being a child and was not eager to grow up.  But, grow up she did and as a bit of a rebel.  Readers will learn that Astrid's most famous character, Pippi Longstocking, got her name from the author's daughter,  Karin.  Astrid eventually wrote these stories down and...the rest is history.

This is another excellent entry in a series that offers children the opportunity to learn about little people who grew up to be people who did big things.  As always, there is a timeline  biography at the end of the book with photos of the author.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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You're never too old to learn from children's books! Another great book in this series brings us to the creator of "Pippi Longstocking", Astrid Lindgren. With simple illustrations, children and adults will discover how Astrid was a woman who never wanted to grow up and it's this mindset that created such wonderful books that we still enjoy to this day. A great addition to anyone's library collection.

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Beautifully illustrated, inspiring book

As a child, I read a lot of Astrid Lindgren's books and eventually watched the Pippi Longstocking series, which I loved. This book is a short summary of Lindgrens life and how she grew up. It is beautifully illustrated with wonderful, thoughtful pictures, and easy to understand. A great addition to your kids collection, and a perfect way to inspire kids to think and dream big!

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This series is always a joy to read, it’s a really nice introduction to well known women for little children. Of course the plot is always a little bit fast but that’s to be expected and it’s totally understandable.
It was nice to learn more about Astrid Lindgren, the woman and author, who created such a beloved character: Pippi Longstocking. I still remember me watching the TV series and reading the books when I was a little girl, Pippi was such fun and I adored spending time in her company. I think this book is the perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and get to know the person who made such a loved character possible.

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One in a series of Little People Big Dreams published by Frances Lincoln Children Books highlighting the lives of persons who grew up to make a difference.

This delightfully illustrated mini biography is of a favorite author, Astrid Lindgren, who grew up to be a great storyteller and more. It is kind of a given that I loved it and can't wait to buy copies for others!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley. Thank you!

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A delightful brief introduction to author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi Longstocking was one of my most beloved childhood characters. I didn't realize until I was an adult that Lindgren wrote ,any PL books. I think I only had two so I thought that was it. Pippi edures because she's timeless. The illustrations are precious.

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Astrid Lindgren by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another charming addition to the Little People BIG DREAMS series. This time around, it is the creator of the beloved literary character, Pippi Longstocking, whose life is examined in a much simplified, yet accessible, way. Once again, through a text that is accompanied by appealing illustrations, we learn of the early life of this Swedish author, whose own name might not be immediately recognizable, but who is the genius behind the enduring and well known heroine of children's literature, the irrepressible and unforgettable Pippi Longstocking.

This is yet another gem to add to an already impressive and incomparable collection.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens for this ARC.

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I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is another delightful short read about an influential woman who has influenced and inspired people. Astrid Lindgren grew up very happy living on a farm with her family and then one day she discovered a passion for reading and it changed her life immensely. Astrid was well known for her childrens books about a fun and adventurous character called Pippi Longstocking who I remeber from my own childhood. This is a delightful read and is inspirational to children showing them that a passion for something can turn into a dream which can turn into reality.

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The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The ‘My First Little People, Big Dreams’ series provides informative and inspirational biographies about people who left a mark on this earth, no matter what difficulties they have encountered.
These stories are very short, but that’s because they’re books for children, so it’s totally understandable.
I think they are a very smart and wonderful way to introduce little children to such important figures.
This here is about Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking. When I was a child I really loved Pippi's wilderness and honesty. It was cool knowing about the person behind Pippi and how she was created.

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Thank you netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I loved pippi longstocking as a child. Getting to know the woman who created her was really fun. Sweet, vivid, bold drawings matched well to the wild character Astrid Crete’s. It’s always really cool to see where and from whom an idea comes from. .

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While scanning through the books on NetGalley, I stumbled across this awesome new board book series for babies and toddlers. The vibrant, yet simple, covers displaying historical women that I have grown up learning caught my eye, and it instantly drew me to dig in and see what this series is all about. 

Through my reading and my post-reading research, I have learned that Little People, Big Dreams is a series that focuses on introducing the youngest of readers to amazing, wonderful women that have influenced the world.

Each book is purposely designed in order to highlight one woman who has made a difference in the world. It tells the story of that women's dream and how she was able to make her dream come true despite the biggest obstacles. 

I loved the simplicity of the design of the series, Little People, Big Dreams. The authors and illustrators who have worked on this project clearly understand their audience, and they have made each of the books reflect exactly what they want their youngest of readers to be exposed to.

Designed for babies and toddlers, Little People, Big Dreams uses simple text and engaging pictures to tell the story of each woman in a kid-friendly manner. 

Often times, my biggest complaint with board books is that they lack plots or messages. Even though board books are purposely designed for babies and toddlers, I absolutely believe they still need to be strong examples of books that contain both strong plots and messages. All age levels of children need to have access to great texts.

I loved how Little People, Big Dreams designed their biography series for baby and preschool readers. There are not many nonfiction book series out there. This series is absolutely helping to pave the way to push the norm for what we typically think of when we think of baby books.

Little People, Big Dreams series is a positive example of how even our youngest of readers can read and learn from awesome books!

The story of Astrid Lindgren was absolutely-deserved to become one of the newest biographies add to the Little People, Big Dreams Collection. Astrid is responsible for the development of one of children's literature most beloved characters: Pippi Longstocking.

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I love the books in this series and always find something new in them.

This was a book that focused on an author I didn't know anything about.

I had heard of the books she had written but nothing about the lady herself so this was a great one for me

Lovely images and another great addition to the series - 4 stars from me for this one

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This book was a lovely addition to the series and was interesting to learn about about another inspiring woman! Will be an amazing read for young children and very educational.

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I love how this series highlights unexpected people like Astrid Lindgren - who had an impact on the world, but wouldn't normally make charts of the "greats". This was a fun view to see how a person can affect so many by simply being herself and living her life--how interesting to discover that Pippi was a funny name her daughter came up with and asked her mom to make up stories about.

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Astrid Lingred is the author of the Pippi Longstocking tales. This book is one of the new 2020 additions to the Little People, Big Dreams series which I'm 100% obsessed with. I adore the entire series and their fun way to share factual life stories of important humans from history. The illustrations follow a similar style across the series, yet each one enraptures the spirit of the person for which the book is about by using clever color schemes and content relevant imagery. I love how this continuity is present while also making each book effectively stand out.

Astrid was a young Swedish girl who fell in love with stories at an early age, she grew to be a strong and independent woman, and wrote Pippi Longstocking by request of her daughter. This short biography gives more details to each of these milestones in her life as well as the origination of her award winning heroine. The colors feel uplifting and spring themed, which are appropriate for Astrid's personality as well as the March 2020 publish date. Another favorite feature is the timeline and synopsis at the end of the book including real photos of Astrid.

This series is so wonderful because it is told in a way that feels like a sweet bedtime story yet contains great information for young and old readers alike. I love reading these with my kids, and for myself. I highly recommend this book as well as the others in this series to all ages! A must have for a children's library.

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I love the picture books that Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara does. They are perfect for little children.
This one is a picture book that introduces the little readers to the incredible life of the famous children's author Astrid Lindgren who wrote the Pippi Longstocking books.
It is written in simple sentences, which are perfect for the little ones and it offers them inspiring messages.
I love how quirky the illustrations are.

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I received a copy of this adorable book via the publisher and NetGalley.
I have two amazing daughters of my own and we thoroughly enjoy the Little People, Big Dreams series by Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The story about Astrid Lindgren was no different.
The book contained the same, wonderful illustrations as all the others in the series. The bright colors and original drawings always enthrall my children and I as we read about these amazing people.
The story of Astrid was one I didn’t know about before hand. Although I’ve read Pippi Longstocking and loved the movie as a child, I guess I didn’t realize it was Astrid Lindgren who created the character. That’s what this book is about; Astrid’s life and her creating of Pippi Longstocking and all the stories, shows, and love that came after she imagined this amazing character for her daughter.
I highly recommend this book. It’s great for younger ages because it doesn’t give too much information, but it’s also perfect for a bit older children as well because it gives just enough to peek their interest and cause them to want to know more.
We can’t wait to see what Little People, Big Dreams comes up with next!

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This book is lovely and delightful. My three young daughters loved learning more about this amazing woman and especially loved the illustrations. We highly recommend this book!

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For a change, I know the person this book is about: Astrid Lindgren.
Still, this book gave me extra knowledge, that she wrote the screenplays to the book adaptations and that there is a planet named after her.

Astrid Lindgren sounds like a fun person I would have loved to meet, and the illustrations in this book show her life, her creations, but also her rebellous streak - she was the first woman in her town to wear short hair.

Again, full recommendations for little ones and bigger readers alike.

I recieved a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I thought that where this book really excelled was having the illustrations mirror the illustration styles of Pippi Longstocking and Lindgren's other works. Overall, another solid entry into this series.

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This was a cute book about the author of Pippi Longstocking. The illustrations were beautiful, and I wish I could frame some of them for my daughter's room. The text was not quite as special in my opinion, but it was still an entertaining and quick read.

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I received a free digital copy through NetGalley. This series is a champ at beng concise, informative, and enjoyable. They also do a great job at showcasing lesser known people along with ones that are heavily written about. .

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Thank you NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children Books for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book.

This book is a simply told biography of Astrid Lindgren written for children. It is the perfect short read for little ones that have fallen in love with the Pippi Longstockings tales or any of Lindgren’s other stories.

The colorful illustrations add to the basic facts about Lindgren’s life. At the end of the children’s book there is a timeline with a bit more information about the author’s life.

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Yet again another brilliant addition to Maria Vegara's collection. Admittedly I hadn't heard of Astrid Lindgren before, despite having read Pippi Longstockings multiple times but I loved this short bio!

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We read this book as a family and loved learning about Astrid. Not even the adults knew who she was, so we were happy to learn together. Another brilliant book from Maria!

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I love this series! I can't say it enough! My 5 year old and I loved reading about Astrid Lindgren. These books contain the perfect amount of information for little learners!

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This was a beautiful children's book telling the inspiring story of a lesser known women from history. I loved the illustrations and the style of story telling. I had never heard of this woman and really enjoyed learning her story.

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Wow I had no knowledge of who wrote the Pippi Longstocking series but I'm in awe at how amazing Astrids life was.

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Thank you for the opportunity to read and review. I love the Little People, Big Dreams series. I was very excited to read this one because I LOVED Pippi when I was a child. I learned so much from this book! I had no idea she was from Sweden. However, I did see a typo on page 6.

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Another one of "Little People, BIG DREAMS" book and what a treat it was! Beautifully illustrated, easy to read and a joy to behold - a printed hardback will make a great addition to the "Little People" library you might already have! A treat for a child (or an adult - especially an Astrid Lindgren fan!).

A side-thought: Astrid Lindgren, despite being a well-known author of a lot of great books for children, would not be such an obvious choice for me if I had to pick a famous/outstanding person to write a book about. I would not necessarily buy her biography to a child.

With many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book for free in exchange for a fair review.

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And still today, little Astrid-the girl who never wanted to grow up-lives in our heads and hearts when anyone reads Pippi Longstocking (who is always up for some fun).

Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson Lindgren the author of Pippi Longstocking started as a fun loving little girl that loved books and it was her love of books that she begin to write. A children's book that shares her story and maybe a little bit of too much information for little ones on getting pregnant at 19. Children grow up to fast without being confronted about indiscretions. Other than that, the illustrations and Astrids love for children is encouraging.

A Special Thank you to Quartro Publishing Group and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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I just reviewed Astrid Lindgren by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. #AstridLindgren #NetGalley

LOVE THIS BOOK!! A small and compact read about famous people around the world, and this is about one of my favorite author! While looking her up on Wikipedia is easy, but a book full of color and short sentences is better. A must read of their collection!

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I adore these books from Little People, BIG DREAMS series, This new book is about the life of Astrid Lindgren who grew up to become one of the world’s best-loved authors, and the creator of the irresistible Pippi Longstocking.

I highly recommend this new book Astrid Lindgren by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara.
Come to think of it all her books. They are so adorable, colourful with lovely illustrations throughout and great for small children to learn about some of the wonderful people that were and are a part of our lives and did great things they did.

Big Thank you to NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the ARC provided for an honest opinion.

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This is an excellent series. The people written about in the series aren't your run of the mill children's biography subjects. But they are all intriguing people and make for interesting reading. The illustrations are going to appeal to the kids as well. These books are a good way to broaden their horizons.

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The Little People, Big Dreams series teaches children about marvelous people who have used their dreams to create the wonderful world we live in. In this installation, Astrid Lindgren is inspired by her children to pen stories about Pippi Longstockings and other characters.

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This delightful book is another in the series of Little People, BIG DREAMS which are short children's books that look at the lives of inspirational people from around the world. With concise and informative text coupled with beautiful and quirky graphics, you have a mini biography that both educates and entertains at the same time.

Here we learn of the story of the Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays, Astrid Lindgren, famous as the creator of the universally loved and ever popular Pippi Longstocking, which has been translated into over 60 languages. Hopefully the young reader if not familiar with her work may seek out her books or alternatively be tempted into reading about other famous people in the series.

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Astrid Lindgren is a new biography for babies and the youngest readers in the Little People, Big Dreams series. I've reviewed a number of these titles and all of them are delightful and exuberant little books which cover the lives of famous cultural, science, arts, and innovative icons while maintaining an age-appropriate level of detail.

Due out 3rd March 2020 from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln Children'sFrances Lincoln Children's imprint, it'll be 32 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

Written by Isabel Sánchez Vegara it's well written in clear accessible language. The gentle and sweetly whimsical illustrations are well done. The art by Linzie Hunter is appealing and colorful and supports the text very well. The art is rich in small subtle details which bear a closer look (like the books, animals, multicultural children, and more which appear throughout the book). I love to see so many kids and adults reading in the illustrations!

Well written and appealing, I am really enjoying all of these little books. This one is a worthy addition.

Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom library book, or gift. Ms. Lindgren was and is an intelligent and beloved author and this little book is a nice introduction to her life and work for the youngest generation.

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This is such a beautiful little book, and a great addition to a series that I have found consistently wonderful. As a writer I particularly like this one - it’s ideal to read to the children/younger family members of writers to show the wonder and magic of creating stories for a living.

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I've always been fascinated with the lives of writers because I get more insight into where those stories really came from. Pippi Longstocking was a favorite character of mine all through childhood which made this a must read for me. This is a beautiful little series of author biographies.

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC.

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What another great addition to the Little people big dreams series! The illustrations as always are superbly beautiful and appealing to little ones. The Story of Astrid is well written and explained as she was a girl who had lots of ideas and imagination that she put into words so the whole word could enjoy them. I've loved Pippi Longstocking for as long as I can remember and it was fun to learn more about her creator and that her daughter Karin came up with the name is just awesome.
Thank you as always to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me an ARC for and honest review! :)

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DISCLAIMER : Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

Little People Big Dreams is an amazing Children's non-fiction series that you can start for your young kids. It's a beautiful book with cute illustrations and a simple story to get your kids introduced to really inspiring personalities. I really enjoyed the book and I believe this is a great starting point for non-fiction for young readers. The book is very short focusing only on the important events of Astrid Lindgren's life. Her life as a child and how she came to write stories and her first job are all well put together to bring to life her legacy in a way that's easily understood by kids. The language is simply easy to read and enjoy. We get a brief idea of who she is and how she came to be an author and one of the most loved creators for her character Pippi Longstocking and some small tidbits about her life as well.y have a variety of stories featuring amazing personalities with inspiring stories from all over the world. The wide array of books they have gives us an amazing list of books to choose from and. stories of extraordinary people with incredible journeys that will inspire and empower young minds. Her story is inspiring and empowering and is made accessible to kids with the accompaniment of games, puzzles, toys and such. The story is a reminder to all of us as to how every successful person that we see today, the role models we follow all came to be who they are with a small dream and hard work. I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend checking it out.

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I am completely in love with this series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. I think it is a stunning idea to educate children about different famous people and the amazing work they've done during their lives.

This one about Astrid Lindgren is especially dear to my soul because I love Astrid and her work. I think of her as decades ahead of her time, a feminist and an exceptional writer! I grew up reading about the wild and weird girl who lives on her own in a small Swedish town. I grew up imagining I was Pippi and wanted to have at least some of her adventures.

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This story of Astrid Lindgren is that of a young girl who was thrilled to learn to read and enter fictional worlds. Once she was introduced to the world of books by a friend, she read through all the books in the library. She was a female Peter Pan, she didn't want to grow up. As she became older, she became a bit of a rebel. She cut off her hair, got a job at a newspaper and became a single mother all by the age of 19. She eventually got married and had another child, a daughter, Karin. It was Karin who gave her the name Pippi Longstocking to make up stories about. She finally wrote the stories down that she had made up for her daughter and the rest is history. I know I loved the Pippi Longstocking stories as a young girl and actually wrote my speech in grade 4 about my favourite book character. This is another great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series. Once again, the illustrations are wonderful, especially geared to young children. This book should once again be in all school and public libraries. I love that this series can be used to teach about dreaming big, famous people that might not be well known, learning about writing a biography and as a step off for further research.

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This was adorable!
The language was easy enough for young kids to understand, and the artwork was one of my favorites in the “Little People, Big Dreams” series.
I highly recommend the book!

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As someone who grew up with Astrid Lindgren's movie adaptations from my very first year on earth, then went on to read almost all her works as soon as I could read, this is a truly comforting little biography that inspired me a great deal. Like Lindgren, we should all aim to keep the child inside us alive - yes, probably also by reading children's books!

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Astrid was such an interesting person. Pippi Longstocking is so well known, and it's wonderful that the story started as a way to bond with her daughter. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Wonderful creative and colourful reads for little minds, teaches both adult and child alike about great people whilst being visually stunning, inspirational for all ages groups and should be widely read
Highly recommended

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion

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My thanks to Quarto Publishing Group - Francis Lincoln Children’s Books for a temporary digital edition via NetGalley of ‘Astrid Lindgren’, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Linzie Hunter, in exchange for an honest review.

This little book is intended for children aged 4-7 and is part of its publishers acclaimed ‘Little People, BIG DREAMS’ series that introduces young readers to the lives and works of significant people including scientists, writers, political figures and the like via books and educational games.

Swedish author Astrid Lindgren is best known for her Pippi Longstocking stories. We learn here that the character was named by Astrid’s daughter, Karin, when she was ill and requested that her mother tell her a story about Pippi Longstocking.

Lindgren later created a homemade book of the stories for Karin and in 1945 it was officially published in Sweden, eventually becoming a global bestseller. Pippi Longstocking challenged stereotypes about girls. She continues to be well loved throughout the world.

I was interested to read that Astrid went on to be involved in its television adaptations. She won two Hans Christian Anderson medals in recognition of her work.

Little Astrid’s enthusiasm for books and reading reminded me of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’.

The illustrations by Hunter are sweet and quirky. At the back of the book is a biographical timeline including photographs of this inspiring author’s life. On the back cover another biography for slightly older children is recommended for those wanting to learn more.

This little book is a wonderful opportunity to introduce young readers to the life and work of Astrid Lindgren and to her famous red-haired, pigtailed creation.

I somehow missed out on Pippi Longstocking growing up though later in life I became aware of her through references in other works. So having the opportunity to read this book also educated me.

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Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara once again writes and illustrated a beautiful story - this time focusing on writer and dreamer, Astrid Lindgren.

Lindgren was an author I knew of, but never read myself. But who doesn’t know and love Pippi Longstocking? After reading this short & sweet peek into the childhood and early stages of her career, I want to find anything & everything she’s ever written and devour them.

While I *always* enjoy the Little People, Big Dreams books, I was particularly taken with how the author shared certain aspects of Lindgren’s life that many other children’s authors would have glossed over or ignored completely. For example, when Astrid wakes up one day with a “terrible feeling” that “life suddenly seemed so complicated,” it seemed that Vegara was trying to lightly touch on the idea that perhaps Astrid was a bit depressed. Do I know this for sure? No. However, what a great conversation starter for parents & teachers to have with their young audience as they read it together...whether that be about feeling down or the fear of growing up.

The other moment in the story that impressed me was when Vegara quite simply stated that Astrid, at age 19, became a single mom. Again, not a typical subject picture books tend to cover. However, it was handled beautifully, written as fact and then on to the next part of Lindgren’s life with zero judgment. Well Done!

As always, Ms. Vegara brings us a Solid Five Star Read. A huge Thank You to NetGalley & Quarto Publishing Group-Francis Lincoln Childrens for the digital copy to review.

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It’s hard to believe this is the 43rd book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.

As a lifelong reader, it’s almost embarrassing to say that I’ve never read Pippi Longstockings books. But I can honestly say that I now know something about Astrid, the dreamer, storyteller, and author after reading this 32-page book.

And that’s what this series is all about. Introducing kids to the Little People who believed in themselves and had BIG DREAMS.

In this series, there is a short story followed by more detailed information. This feels extremely important to each of these books since it offers adults the opportunity to expound on the story.

In the case of Astrid Lindgren, we learn about the creator of the literary character, Pippi Longstocking. The story is concise, yet enough to inform and inspire.

And I would even hope that reading this book might lead to an interest in exploring Pippi Longstockings books.

My sincere thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the ability to review and give my opinion of this eARC book.

What Concerned Me
I had a little trouble with the text on one page. It’s probably just me, but it didn’t feel appropriate. The page is giving examples of Astrid being a rebel. It says she was

1. the first in town to cut her hair short,
2. she got a job at the newspaper,
3. and that she became a single mother at 19.
Facts? I’m sure.

But that page didn’t work for me.

What I Liked Best

This little series of books is a wonderful way to acquaint a child with various notable women.

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Another fun and interesting addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series! The illustrations are bright and quirky, and convey Lindgren's childlike spirit well. The text hits the highlights of her life, focusing on the Pippi Longstocking books, her most well-known stories, as well as bits about her life (she has a minor planet named after her!). At the end, there is a timeline of her life with more information, and some photos, plus a recommendation of a more advanced children's biography for those wanting to learn more.

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A delightful book about a young girl, Astrid, who will create and give life to 'Pippi Longstocking'.
Easy to follow, beautiful illustrations and simple writing makes this little book a great introduction to Astrid's life.
Another great addition to the series, a geat way to introduce powerful and inspiring figures to the little ones.

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I’ve always loved Pippi Longstocking, but never knew anything about its creator. I’m glad this book remedied that. And the illustrations are so precious!

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This is a part of a larger series of picture book to introduce famous people to very young children. This is not meant to be the end all and be all. This is simply meant to let kids know that there are people out there that are cool, and they might want to know more about, in time.

In this case, it is the author of Pippi Longstockings, someone they probably haven't read yet, but might now be curious about, having heard about this author, and her amazing life.

The story tells how she never wanted to be an adult, and didn't behave as an adult when she grew up, and Pippi came out of wanting to give her daughter a book she would enjoy reading. Those are often the best kinds of reasons to write.

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Another delightful life made interesting.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

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Unfortunately, a problem occured while downloading the book so I ended up not being able to read it. I'm terribly sorry for that.

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'Astrid Lindgren' by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara with illustrations by Linzie Hunter is a book for young readers about the famous author.

Astrid Lindgren grew up on a farm and had such a happy childhood that she didn't want to grow up. She discovered books, had children and one night told her daughter a story about a character that her daughter named: Pippi Longstocking.

This is such a great series, and I gladly review every one I can get my hands on. This one has bright, happy illustrations.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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Astrid Lindgren by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara explores the life of this Sweden author. At a young age, Astrid became enraptured by the magic inherent in books. From a simple square of bound paper with little markings covering them, came faeries, Giants, lands to explore, exotic people to meet. Astrid was a voracious reader, and turned that live to writing, opening the door to new worlds for others to play in. One if her best known works introduced the world to Pippi Longstockings. The end of the book contains a more detailed look at Lindgren's life, using language suited for much older readers. Inspirational and educational both, this entire series is great! I read this with my cubs. We love this series! Highly recommended!

***Many thanks to the Netgalley & Quarto Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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The Little People Big Dreams series is a wonderful way to introduce non-fiction and biographies to children. My son loves all of these books and enjoyed learning about Astrid Lindgren. We highly recommend any book in this series!

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