Thursday, March 25, 2010
Astrid Lindgren, Children's Literature Author
My all time favorite children's author is Astrid Lindgren. My oldest sister first introduced me to Pippi Longstocking stories as a child and I have always loved them. It wasn't until I took a children's literature class in college that I really started to delve in to the Lindgren's other works. One of my favorite books I read during that class was Karlsson-on-the-Roof (there are three in a series, this being the first). I like to describe this book as the Pippi Longstocking for little boys. At the time I read it, I had checked it out from the university library. It was so entertaining I wanted to own my own copy so I could have it to read to my children. But, when I looked for it, I found that it was out of print. :(
Well, yesterday I decided to look for the book again and I am happy to say that it is back in print!!! And so are a lot of other Lindgren books! I'll be buying a load of them soon. Thank goodness for Amazon's free Super Saver shipping!