Astrid Lindgren Catalogue 2021

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ASTRID LINDGREN Astrid Lindgren & Ilon Wikland New licensing programs available!


Successful campaign Pippi of Today initiative to continue in 2021

Sales boomed despite pandemic

Mio, My Son

acclaimed colour edition by Johan Egerkrans

Over 165 million books sold worldwide!

Long live the story!


in a moment of crisis we find out the true value of friendship, and 2020 was in many ways a year of crisis. In the fight against the pandemic we’ve all had to sacrifice many things we hold dear. What we once took for granted can no longer be counted on. We’ve had to live through the insecurity and the uncertainty of not knowing what the future holds. One of The Astrid Lindgren Company’s most treasured friends is the story. And what a friend that is! What a friend to have in moments of crisis! Always there, continually inspiring, energising, accessible everywhere, familiar yet always novel. 2020 has demonstrated how the story, when tested, has proven its strength and emerged more powerful than before. Despite lockdowns and isolation people have found their way to stories, in whatever shape they may take. Hopefully we have also found a way back to the shared experience of the story – reading to each other, looking side-by-side, listening together

– across generations, just like Astrid Lindgren always encouraged us to do. We are happy and grateful that we, along with most of our partners across the globe, have survived this crisis. We believe and hope that the story is stronger than ever and that a bright future lies ahead of us. Some of the liveliest stories in the world are those of Pippi Longstocking. Her 75th jubilee was of course overshadowed by the pandemic. Yet despite this she was acknowledged worldwide and together with our partners we have so far raised 2.5 million euro for Save the Children’s work supporting girls on the move! It’s impressive how in the middle of a global crisis we’ve been able to help the children who perhaps have been hardest hit. The campaign ‘Pippi of Today’ will go on throughout 2021 and continue to share Pippi’s strength and generosity with those that need it the most. cilla nergå rdh, CEO, The Astrid Lindgren Company

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Pippi Longstocking  /  4–10 Mio, My Son  /  14–15 The Tomten and the Fox  /  16 Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter  /  18 The Brothers Lionheart  /  20–21 Seacrow Island  /  22–23 Lotta on Troublemaker Street  /  24–25

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Madicken  /  24 Emil in Lönneberga  /  26–27 Kalle Blomkvist – Master Detective  /  28 Rasmus and the Vagabond  /  28 The Children of Noisy Village  /  29 Karlsson on the Roof  /  29

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Photo: Save the Children. Za'atari camp in Jordan (the photo is not related to the Pippi of Today programme)

A successful campaign The year 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the first published book about Pippi Longstocking. To commemorate this jubilee, The Astrid Lindgren Company and Save the Children launched the global campaign ‘Pippi of Today’, a collaboration to create awareness and raise money for Save the Children’s work for girls on the move. the campaign was launched in January. In March more and more countries all over the world started shutting down because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The consequences of the pandemic started to threaten children’s lives and well-being in more ways than one. Children on the move are always exposed to great risk, and the 4 / astrid lindgren 2021

Covid-19 crisis intersects with their already dire reality. Due to the global situation as a result of Covid-19, the majority of the plans for the campaign and the anniversary year had to be adjusted or cancelled and the planned programmes to support girls on the move had to be changed or postponed.

Despite this, the Pippi of Today Campaign has been a great success – the campaign products have been launched and well received. Many of the companies participating have recorded great sales numbers. Some of the planned programmes for girls on the move are already up and running and many more are in the planning stages.

How will the funds be used? All funds raised through the campaign are and will be directed towards different Save the Children programmes with the aim to support girls on the move. the progr ammes are carried out in different contexts, both in countries of origin, in countries where girls on the move are in transit, and countries of destination where girls on the move plan to settle. Although the Covid-19 situation has delayed the start of the programmes; there are examples of how the Pippi of Today campaign has or will make a difference for girls on the move.


In the Jordan refugee camps Za’atari and Azraq, 1332 girls, age 0–6 years, have received access to psychosocial support and participation in structured playing and learning activities. The project is ensuring girls’ active participation in their families and respective communities by diminishing discrimination at home or within the refugee camp communities; improving girls’ confidence and wellbeing.


In Tanzania, the Pippi of Today funds are supporting a child protection programme in three refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma region. The programme aims at reaching around 50.000 girls, age 0–17, with improved access to child protection and sexual and reproductive health rights services.

the Balkans migration route to Europe. The overall objective of the programme supported there is to ensure urgent child protection support and protection for girls on the move in two temporary reception centres, and ensure girls are included in the Covid-19 response actions carried out.


In Sweden, Save the Children will support girls in migration to have access to an active leisure time. The project will focus on strengthening their autonomy, broadening their perspectives and thoughts by showing possible ways of having a meaningful leisure time on their own terms.

New curriculum

Based on the study about girls on the move, Save the Children will develop a new curriculum to be used in girl friendly spaces which enables girls to learn about, discuss and improve their awareness of topics such as migration, gender-based violence, rights and law

and mental, physical and emotional health. “We are incredibly proud of and grateful for the amazing results of the Pippi of Today campaign despite the very challenging circumstances as a consequence of Covid-19. The support and engagement from our partners have been invaluable in our work to highlight and improve the situation for girls on the move as well as making their voices heard. We look forward to continue this journey in 2021 and together focus our efforts and energy into making an even greater difference for these girls.” helena thybell, CEO Save the Children Sweden The Pippi of Today campaign will continue throughout 2021 with several highlights. Please visit to stay updated! A warm thank you to all participating companies supporting girls on the move!

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the key transit countries on

• Estimated funds collected: 2.5 million Euros • Campaign active in 13 countries • Over 60 partners participating • Over 100 campaign products

Photo: Save the Children. Za'atari camp in Jordan (the photo is not related to the Pippi of Today programme)

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Pippi of Today campaign products we are happy to see so many partners joining us in the Pippi of Today campaign, and that a big majority are also extending their participation for 2021 so that we can raise more funds for girls on the move. If you’re a retailer and would like to support the campaign, there are different ways to contribute. Please feel free to contact us, your local Save the Children organisation, or our partners and discuss possibilities. A complete overview of all campaign partners can be found at

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Pippi Longstocking


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アストリッド・リンドグレーン 作 イングリッド・ヴァン・ニイマン 絵  石井登志子 訳

教育部推荐小学生必读书目 位列纽约公共图书馆百种儿童图书榜单前 72 位


おんな こ

しま おう

かい いち つよ

— Добре дошла, Пипи! Прибирай мостика, Фридолф! 林格伦(1907-2002),永远的童话外婆, — Не, татко, така не е редно. Не мога да тръгна 1945 без Томи и 年创作出世纪儿童——皮皮。 Аника. 1958 年,林格伦获“安徒生金质奖章”。 [ 瑞典 ] 阿斯特丽德·林格伦 / 著 — Наистина ли?[ Е, вярно, във Вила Вилекула водиш 瑞典 ] 英格丽德·万·尼曼 / 绘 她的作品已出版 90 多种版本,发行量 по-редовен живот. 李之义 / 译 达到 1.3 亿册。她的书摞起来有 175 个 — Най-важно за децата е да знаят ред. Особено ако сами си 埃菲尔铁塔那么高,排成行可以绕地球 го определят — каза Пипи. さい


あ る 日、トミーとアニカのおとなりに、

ピ ッ ピという九歳の 女 の子 がひっこしてきました。

せ        ピ ッ ピはとってもものしりで、世界一強い 女 の子 。


П ИП И оправя всичко е вторият от поредицата комикси おんな こ


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Астрид Линдгрен • Ингрид Ванг Нюман

П ИП И Пипи оправя всичко

絵   石 井 登志子 訳

по текст на Астрид Линдгрен и илюстрации на Ингрид Ванг Нюман, които ИК „Пан“ представя за първи път на малките си читатели. В него ще намерите преразказани в картинки едни от най-забавните истории за неподражаемата любимка на децата. Ще бъдат намесени крадци и著名瑞典语翻译家,曾获瑞典国王颁发 моряци, Томи и Аника, похитени коледни елхи и възмутени的“北极星勋章”。他用近 30 年完成 了林格伦儿童文学全集的翻译,译作准 възрастни. И разбира се — господин Нилсон. Бъркотията е пълна, но накрая Пипи оправя всичко... 确生动,风趣幽默,深受中国孩子喜欢。 まいにち



ピ ッ ピと遊ぶ よ うになってから、トミーたちの毎日は 、 楽しいことばかり!


と こ ろがあるとき、南の島 の 王 さ ま になったピッピのお父さんが、

ピッピをむかえにやってきて …… ?


——著名儿童文学作家、翻译家  任溶溶



一冊にまとめた、 ﹁長くつ下のピッピ﹂の決定版!


——著名儿童文学作家、儿童阅读推广专家、上海师范大学教授  梅子涵




我一直认为创作儿童文学首先需要的是天赋,而在我看来林格伦就 i söderhavet

李之义 译/



瑞[ 典 阿] 斯特丽德·林格伦 著/ 瑞[ 典 英] 格丽德·万·尼曼 绘/

她不想被 送到儿童


打跑了 她狭义 心肠, 霸王 以多欺少的小

アストリッド・リンドグレーン 作 イングリッド・ヴァン・ニイマン

双手 Långstrump

比, 可以 她力 大无 马 举起一匹

之家,和 两个警察 玩起了拍人游戏

Går ombord


,独 自 岁的 女孩 一个 9 房子里 住在一幢



No stranger to counter-culture, Pippi can be seen around the world in tattoos, celebrity photographs, works of graffiti and on catwalks as a symbol of female strength, kindness, fairness and acceptance.

Пипи оправя всичко

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Pippi is regularly voted as one of the world’s favourite children’s characters; self-sufficient, quick-­ witted, generous and never letting anything – or anyone – shake her self-belief or take advantage.

Астрид Линдгрен • Ингрид Ванг Нюман

with her mismatched stockings, carrot-coloured hair and freckly face, not to mention super-human strength and resilience, Pippi Longstocking has become a cultural icon.

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1944 年『ブリット‐マリはただいま幸




「やかまし村の子どもたち」 「名探偵カッ

『ミオよ わたしのミオ』 (岩波書店)など、世

る数々の物語を生み出し、 「子どもの本の

Ingrid Vang Nym

イングリッド・ヴァン・ニ 1916-1959年。デンマークに生まれる。




国スウェーデンでは、ピッピの物語はニイ いものとして定着している。


ISBN 978-619-240-306-5

Цена 12,90 лв.


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• First published in 1945 • Over 60 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 77 languages • 8 films, 2 TV-series and 2 TV-movies • New film in development with STUDIOCANAL and Heyday Films

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“No, I don’t suffer from freckles”, said Pippi. The lady finally understood. Then she happened to glance at Pippi and exclaimed: “But, dear child, your whole face is covered in freckles!” “That’s right”, said Pippi. “But they don’t bother me. I like them! Good morning to you!”


No one is unmoved by Pippi Longstocking! Pippi Perspectives and Pippi Langstrumpf Heldin, Ikone, Freundin are jubilee editions where famous writers and illustrators present their image of Pippi Longstocking.

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Pippi on the Run pippi on the Run is an exciting and unforgettable adventure featuring Pippi Longstocking and her friends. Previously published with photos from the 1970 Pippi Longstocking movie, the story about Pippi on the Run is illustrated for the first time, by Swedish comics artist Fabian Göranson.

Translated into German, Danish, Norwegian and Slovak

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Pippi Longstocking Licensing Programs pippi longstocking, the strongest girl in the world, is by far the most well-known character of Astrid Lindgren. The Astrid Lindgren Company has two licensing programs for Pippi Longstocking: one based on the original illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman, and one based on the live-action movies and tv-series from the seventies. We license products in many categories, for example: toys, games,

plush, costumes, stationary, puzzles, apparel, accessories and porcelain. In several territories we have licensing agents in place to help us maximize opportunities in their markets – read more about our agents on page 31. For the Nordic territories we manage all licensing by ourselves. If you wish to get in contact, please send an email to:





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Sweden’s best loved and most famous author Astrid Lindgren’s works have been translated into over one hundred languages and are delighting children and adults all over the world.

Astrid Lindgren Licensing Program the astrid lindgren company offers a product licensing program based on Astrid Lindgren herself. The objective of the Astrid Lindgren license program is to strengthen the authorship as a whole, to meet the demand we see from people who admire Astrid Lindgren for her wisdom, creativity, humour and warmth. The licensing program is based on photos and quotes, and is available in the stationary, apparel and home deco categories.

I want to write for a reader­ship that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read.

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Movies in the works Pippi Longstocking a new pippi longsto cking live action feature film is in development by acclaimed producer David Heyman (Paddington, Harry

Potter, Fantastic Beasts etc), Studio Canal and Astrid Lindgren Film. The first film is planned for a wide international theatrical release

in 2023. This Pippi partnership includes subsequent film, TV & animation rights together with merchandise and games rights.

Pippi has endured and inspired families every­ where through her life-force, strength of charac­ter and her irrepressible joie de vivre. Astrid Lindgren’s books have been translated around the globe – a testament to her vision, which we are determined to honour with a new film. dav i d h e y m a n

The Tomten and the Fox Short Film


following the succes s of the picture book, Astrid Lindgren Film together with acclaimed Norwegian animation studio, Qvisten Animation, have produced a short film in a high-end stop-motion format with CGI animated characters (8,36 mins). The Tomten and the Fox was premiered prime-time, Christmas Eve 2019, on Swedish and Norwegian national TV (SVT & NRK) with very high viewership and ratings. The title song is written by Joakim Berg of Swedish rock band Kent fame and performed by top musical

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and recording artists Peter Jöback and Moonica Mac. The score music is composed and arranged by Norwegian jazz musician Gaute Storaas. Since the premiere, the short film has toured the world by appearing at various film festivals and we are proud to say that it has received the following awards: • Animayo (Spain) – AUDIENCE AWARD • Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France) – Young Audience Award

• The Festival Biennial of Animation Bratislava (Slovakia) – Honorable Mention, • Animafilm (Azerbaijan) – Best animated film for children, • Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) – Best Nordic-Baltic Children’s Short Film, • AniMest (Romania) – Best Film for Children, • Los Angeles Animation Festival (USA) – Winner Excellence in CGI For more information about this film, please contact

Pippi at the Circus it is with great pleasure that we look forward to what will be one of the theatrical highlights of the year 2022, Pippi at Cirkus – a collaboration with Pophouse Productions and Cirkus Cirkör. The show is based on Astrid Lindgren’s story about when Pippi, Tommy and Annika visited a circus and met the circus princess Miss Carmencita, the tightrope dancer Elvira and Strong Adolf, the world’s strongest man. Maria Blom has written script and Björn Ulvaeus is the executive producer and responsible for the show’s lyrics, set to previously released instrumental music by Benny Andersson and others. The music will be performed live by a ‘flying’ circus orchestra.

Sing along with favourite characters we are happy to announce that we have deepened our collaboration with the Universal Music Group, in order to further the spread of the great songs that Astrid helped write. Together with them, we have released an animated music video for the song “Here comes Pippi Longstocking” in Swedish, English, German, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Japanese, with even more translations to come. You are welcome to share these music videos in your channels. In the beginning of this year, we also signed a new deal with Unversal Music Publishing, who are now the master publisher for Astrid Lindgren’s lyrics. We are looking forward to collaborating with them on translating these songs, so that even more children will have the opportunity to sing along with their favourite characters, for example with this recording. For more information about music rights, please contact astrid lindgren 2021 / 13

Mio, My Son

A magnificent tale about life, death, the power of love and the struggle between good and evil.

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the first collaboration of many between Astrid Lindgren and Ilon Wikland started with Mio, my Son, in 1954. “A tale of exquisite and rare beauty.” saturday review “A charming fairy story that should complement young feelings of love and adventure.” kirkus Reviews “Beautifully written... Mio, My Son is a splendid contribution to the fairy-tale shelf.” chicago sunday tribune

Did you listen to the radio on October 15th last year? Did you hear the news about a boy who disappeared? … He simply vanished. No one knows what happened to him. No one knows, except me.

a new edition of Mio My Son has been given fresh illustrations by Johan Egerkrans, which are both highly evocative and wonderfully captivating. Johan Egerkrans (born 1978) has illustrated around 100 children’s books, and he has written and illustrated several books about dinosaurs and monsters. His work has been translated into ten different languages. The new edition of Mio My Son is 145 pages, in 4-colour, with 22 full-­ page and several smaller illustrations. It was listed as one of the best books in 2020 in the biggest newspaper in Sweden: ”The classic from 1954 in a beautifully newly illustrated four-colour edition, about orphaned Bo Vilhelm Olsson who goes to his father the king in the Land of Faraway, and finally has to fight the evil knight Kato.” dagens nyheter

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”Johan Egerkrans’ colour illustrations capture the fairytale mood and reinforce in powerful illustrations the contrasts between the heroes' smallness and the strong power of evil./…/ The new illustrations make a significant contribution to the reading adventure. swedish libr ary service, btj about the new edition from, where it received the highest grade: 5 out of 5. ”He has managed to capture the mixture of hope and sadness in the book.” ingalill mosander




Newly illustrated

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• Age: 9–12 • First published in 1954 • Over 5 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 41 languages • Product licensing program available • Filmed in 1987


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Magical Christmas adventure © QV I ST E N A N I M AT I O N / A ST R

The Tomten and the Fox is a text that Astrid Lindgren created in the 1960s based on a poem. It is her interpretation of the Christmas poem The Tomten and the Fox (”Räven och tomten”) by Karl-Erik Forslund.

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the story is set in the countryside, as the fox slinks towards the house where the people live. They don’t notice him tiptoeing across the yard, but the house-tomte spots the fox. The hens better watch out - it’s them that the fox is craving. But the tomte is on guard, and he pacifies the hungry fox and shares the porridge that the children have left out for him. A little bit of Christmas drama, wonderfully recreated in Eva Eriksson’s illustrations in a picture book that was released in 2017 and has since been sold to 12 countries. A pop-up version of the book was published in 2019. Following the success of the picture book, Astrid Lindgren Film together with acclaimed Norwegian animation studio, Qvisten Animation, also have produced a short film in a high-end stop-motion format.

Christmas in the world of Astrid Lindgren Nobody has written about Christmas quite like Astrid Lindgren! Her imagery of suspense, excitement, joy and beauty evokes the Christmas spirit in all of us.

Kajsa Kavat Helps Grandmother

Christmas in Noisy Village

a week before christmas, Grandmother slips and injures her leg. Kajsa takes care of her and saves her business - selling peppermint sticks from a stall in the town square! Illustrated by Ilon Wikland.

it’s a pit y Christmas doesn’t come more often! A classic picture book about the Noisy Village children, illustrated by Ilon Wikland.

Pippi Longstocking’s After-Christmas-Party

We Have Such Fun at Christmas

there is a part y at Pippi’s house and Tommy, Annika and all the other children are invited! Illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman.

a new, beautiful, illustrated collection of Astrid Lindgren’s Christmas stories!

Lotta’s Christmas Surprise lot ta on troublemaker Street finds a Christmas tree for her family after all the trees in their town have been sold. Illustrated by Ilon Wikland.


this is the story of a Christmas long ago – to be more precise in the year 1913, when Astrid Lindgren was only six years old. She tells about the magic, the expectations and all the fun she had. Now it is published as a picture book for the first time, with illustrations by the well known illustrator Cecilia Heikkilä.

The Tomten follow the tomten through one chilly night as he guards the farm and keeps everyone safe, even while they sleep. The 2012 edition of the book was illustrated by ALMA Laurate Kitty Crowther.

The Runaway Sleigh Ride caught up in the excitement of the Christmas holiday season, Madicken’s little sister Lisbet takes a dare to hitch a free sleigh ride and embarks on a wild adventure deep in the winter forest. Illustrated by Ilon Wikland. All the above titles are available from Rabén & Sjögren Agency, astrid lindgren 2021 / 17

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Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter The night Ronja is born a thunder­storm rages. Lightning strikes the Robbers’ fortress and cleaves it in two. Ronja’s life begins on an extraordinary night, and she grows up to become an equally extra­ordinary girl. a girl who’s the apple of her father’s eye, but who also challenges him, and a girl who chooses friendship over family rivalry. Ronja explores the deep forests, lakes, mountains, and forest glades. She’s drawn to wilderness and adventure. Living in harmony with animals and nature, she seldom has reason to be frightened. Ronja is compassionate, just, and brave – if something isn’t right she’ll speak up – even if it leads to conflict with those closest around her.

the edition with the hand drawn illustrations by the artist Katsuya Kondo based on the TV-series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (Goro Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli) have been published in Russia, China, Germany and several other countries. There is also a series of 4 comic books illustrated with screen images.

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• First published in 1981 • Over 11 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 45 languages • 1 film, 1 TV-series • Product licensing program available • Emmy-awarded TV-series sold to 35 countries Metamorph

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Discover illustrator Marit Törnqvist Marit Törnqvist (1964) is a Dutch-­ Swedish illustrator. In 1989 she illustrated her first Astrid Lindgren picture book, and she would go on to do several others.

Astrid Lindgren Marit Törnqvist

För länge sen, i fattigdomens dagar, blev två små syskon ensamma i världen. Därför hamnade Mattias och Anna från Sunnanäng hos bonden i Myra. Fattiggrå var dagarna och tungt var livet på gården. Men en dag uppenbarade sig en röd fågel. Han sjöng så klart medan han flög och förde barnen till ett land där vårens ljuvligheter var över dem i ett huj.

Astrid Lindgren Marit Törnqvist

Sagan är en av de vackraste Astrid Lindgren har skrivit. Nu är den illustrerad i färg för första gången och har fått en mästerlig iscensättning av Marit Törnqvist. Kölden har aldrig varit bistrare och våren aldrig så skir som i hennes oförglömliga bilder.

marit törnqvist has also designed the set for Astrid Lindgren’s “Storybook Train” and the Villa Villekulla room at Junibacken children’s museum in Stockholm, which opened up in 1996. Astrid Lindgren wrote the accompanying story for the train in close collaboration with Marit – the last literary work she ever did.

and they have no money to buy another. Then he finds a calf in the snow. Perhaps it'll be a happy Christmas after all? This was the first Astrid Lindgren book that Marit illustrated. She was well familiar with the Småland environments, having spent all her holidays there as a child.

Now that Night is Near

Adam the bull has got loose right in the middle of Easter morning. Can anyone get him back under control? Seven-year old Kalle might be the one who saves the day.

It's bedtime, and in the countryside, everyone is getting ready for sleep. But a curious cat isn't tired just yet. This peaceful bedtime story, originally written as lyrics for a lullaby in the film “The Children of Noisy Village”, is brought to life with luminous artwork.

A Calf for Christmas

Johan's family’s only cow has died,

Kalle, the Little Bullfighter

The Red Bird

Marit’s masterful interpretation of one of the stories from Astrid Lindgren’s short story collection Sunnanäng. Two poor lonely

orphan children meet a red bird in the forest who takes them to green meadows and someone to call mother.

In the Land of Twilight

Mr Lilyvale, who could be described as a friendlier predecessor to Karlsson on the Roof, comes to take the sick boy Göran on a flying trip over Stockholm in the twilight. A magical book accompanied by Marit Törnqvist’s beautiful paintings – in order for Marit to see what Stockholm would look like from Göran’s perspective, Astrid and Marit together took a trip in a hot air balloon over the city! For publishing rights inquiries: astrid lindgren 2021 / 19

The Brothers Lionheart A tale about the battle between good and evil, the inner struggle about being a coward or courageous, about a fight for freedom – and about death. the brotherslionheart is a tale of love strong enough to conquer death – not just once, but twice. After brothers Jonathan and Crusty pass away they meet again in Nangijala, the land of eternal spring. Casting a long shadow over their world is the evil tyrant Tengil, ruler of the country Karmanjaka, where he’s building his new fortress up in the The Ancient Mountains. When the book was originally published it created quite a stir, with people asking whether it was

really suitable to write about death for children. However, Astrid Lindgren received an enormous amount of letters from young people who felt comforted by the story. • First published in 1973 • Over 8 Million books sold worldwide • Translated into 50 languages • Product licensing program available

Ilon Wikland

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Ilon Wikland is an Estonian-born Swedish artist and illustrator. In 1944 she escaped the Soviet occupation of Estonia and arrived in Sweden as a 14-year-old refugee. In 1953 Ilon Wikland applied for a job as an illustrator at publisher Rabén & Sjögren, which is when she started working with Astrid Lindgren. She came to illustrate Mio, My Son, The Brothers Lionheart, Seacrow Island, Lotta on Troublemaker Street, Madicken, Karlsson on the Roof, Ronja the Robber’s daughter and many more. “When I read Astrid’s text, I always see the images and characters before me. They are already alive.” Ilon Wikland about their collaboration.


Jesper Waldersten gives the Brothers Lionheart a new guise

Maria Nilsdotter

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Seacrow Island

Summers in the Stockholm archipelago provide the backdrop for many exciting adventures; fishing net thieves, treasure hunts, distress calls at sea, seal-rescues and lots more that’s both funny and a bit scary.

tjorven is a girl living on Seacrow Island in the Stockholm archipelago together with her dog Bosun, her parents Nisse and Marta, and her older sisters Teddy and Freddy. When summer arrives the Stockholm family Melkerson move into Mrs Sjöblom’s cottage Carpenter’s Cottage, and Tjorven gets acquainted with Pelle, a boy her own age, his older brothers Niklas and Johan, their widower dad Melker, as well as his daughter Malin, the oldest of the siblings, and something of a mum to the younger ones. When winter and Christmas come Pelle and his family return to Seacrow Island, but as summer arrives once again it seems as if the Melkerson family will lose the cottage. Luckily at the last minute Pelle and Tjorven succeed in saving it! In contrast to most of Astrid Lindgren’s films Seacrow Island is not based on a book. The script was written for the television series and only published in book form after the television series had aired.

Cappelen Damm


• First published in 1964 • Around 3 million books sold • Translated into 22 languages • 1 TV -series, 4 films • Product licensing program available

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Picture books from the Stockholm archipelago Three exciting and fun picture books full of atmospheric archipelago settings! Maria Nilsson Thore is responsible for the wonderful illustrations. Pelle badly wants a pet. When there are rabbits for sale on another island it calls for an expedition! Tjorven and Pelle row over to the island and find a spotty and very cuddly rabbit which becomes Pelle’s very own! As they get caught up in a storm, they lose the oars and end up on another island, where they discover the older siblings’ secret hiding place. They are still far away from home, but luckily Båtsman is there to help!

A Seal of One’s Own

The Melkerson family are out on the island enjoying the spring. One day Tjorven is asked to look after a seal pup. She has a seal of her very own! She calls him Moses and he follows her everywhere, even sleeps in her bed. Tjorven’s so busy that she hardly has time for her dog Båtsman but he waits patiently for her.

Pelle finds a wishing stone

One day the fog lies thick across Seacrow Island. When Tjorven wakes up in the morning and discovers that her sisters have taken Bosun out with them to pull up the fishing nets she gets as mad as a hornet. And as the fog grows so do the worries about Bosun. Melker is crying with worry and as for Tjorven, she gets more and more cross. How will they find their way back home in such thick fog? Luckily Pelle discovers a wishing-stone by the beach, and perhaps it’s thanks to this that the boat finally makes its way back to land.


A Pet for Pelle

“Astrid Lindgren’s writing is full of life, of thoughtfulness and is unmistakeably marked by the author’s unique ability to transfer spoken stories onto the page, whilst Nilsson Thore’s images give the text added depth, complexity and drama.” swedish libr ary service, btj, about a small pet for pelle

New picture books!

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Lotta on Troublemaker Street

Lotta and her family live in a yellow house on Potmaker Street. But their Dad says that even if pot-makers lived there in the past only troublemakers live there now. lot ta grows up in a small idyllic middle-class town during the 1950s. The three siblings have fun almost all the time, despite the youngest, Lotta, being as stubborn as an old mule according to Dad. Lotta has so very many ideas and she’s pretty sure that she knows

how to do most things in the world. Like any 4–5 year old she’s headstrong, often cross, fearless, sure of herself and cheeky. But most of all she’s a happy kid. Kind, generous and resourceful – and more often than not it’s her who solves all her family’s troubles.

• First published in 1958 • Around 8 million books sold • Translated into 35 languages • Product licensing program available


Seven-year-old Madicken (Mardie) lives with her family: her Mum, Dad, little sister Lisbet and their housemaid Alva, in a big, beautiful house called ‘Junedale’, in a Swedish provincial town during the First World War.

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Madicken wants to be a good and well-mannered girl, but it isn’t always easy. The world is just so full of exciting things to do, try and explore. The books about Madicken are Astrid Lindgren’s most political work. They tell the story of a class system in change, through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. • First published in 1960 • Around 8 million books sold • Translated into 30 languages • Product licensing program available

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Original illustrations now in colour!

Emil in Lönneberga

Even if five-year-old Emil looks angelic, everybody knows he’s wild and stubborn, and gets up to more mischief than there are days in the year. He’s a clever and curious scatterbrain with an amazing gift for turning his God-fearing and respectable community, in the county of Småland, upside down. emil’s mischiefs are always hilarious and never mean. His wild ideas generally stem from his kind and caring personality. Next to the editions with the recently colourised illustrations by Björn Berg, Verlagsgruppe Oetinger has also made new full-colour editions with illustrations by picture book illustrator Astrid Henn.

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Emil i Lönneberga

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Rabén & Sjögren

Verlag Friedrich Oetinger

‘S’not something you plan, mischief, it just happens. And knowing it’s mischief, well you don’t until it’s happened. e m i l i n l ön n e b e rg a

Emil’s Winter Fun three of astrid lindgren’s classic tales about Emil in Lönneberga in this new, wintry collection! Björn Berg’s illustrations have been beautifully restored and coloured by Matilda Ruta. All illustrations by Björn Berg for the three original chapter books – Emil and the Great Escape, Emil and the Sneaky Rat and Emil's Clever Pig – are now available in colour! 26 / astrid lindgren 2021

• First published in 1963 • Over 23 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 50 languages • 4 films • Product licensing program available

Martinex Desenio

Barbo Toys Barbo Toys




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Kalle Blomkvist – Master Detective

The three thirteen-year old friends Kalle, Anders and Eva-Lotta are somewhat bored in their sleepy town of Lillköping. They call themselves the ‘White Roses’, and are in a never-ending battle for a strangely shaped stone dubbed The Great Stonytotem with the ‘Red Roses’ – Sixten, Benka and Jonte.

k alle blomk vist is a young amateur detective who likes to compare himself to slightly more famous detectives such as Hercule Poirot and Lord Peter Wimsey. He enjoys lying beneath the pear-tree in the garden imagining himself presenting lectures in criminology to a fictitious but admiring audience. During the summer months it so happens that he, together with his friends, discover strange events taking place beneath the surface of life in their idyllic small town. The hunt for the criminals always ends well but once in a while it gets seriously scary. The big world, with all its gangsters, is perhaps sometimes too dangerous for a teenage master detective.

Oxford University Press

• First published in 1946 • Around 6 million books sold • Translated into 34 languages

Rasmus and the Vagabond Rasmus is an orphan living in a children’s home. Strict discipline reigns under the watchful eye of the severe Ms Hawk. r asmus finally decides to take matters into his own hands. He runs away to try and find a mum and dad by himself. Things don’t quite turn out the way Rasmus planned. At least he

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meets Paradise Oscar, who calls himself ‘God’s own cuckoo’ and is a hobo. And everything’s pretty good. So much happens when you’re a hobo walking the land …


• First published in 1956 • Around 2 million books sold • Translated into 31 languages

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Through the eyes of nine-year-old farmer’s daughter Lisa the reader observes life in a small countryside village during the beginning of the previous century – a life in harmony with nature and its seasons. Six children live there, Lisa, Lasse, Bosse, Britta, Anna and Olle. They have fun almost all the time. “I feel sorry for all children who don’t live in Noisy Village”, says Anna.

• First published in 1946 • Around 17 million books sold • Translated into 40 languages

Karlsson on the Roof

In a perfectly ordinary building, on a perfectly ordinary street in town lives Smidge. Up on the roof, in a small house behind the big chimney, resides a gentleman by the name of Karlsson. He is, in his own words, a handsome, thoroughly clever, perfectly plump man in his prime. Attached to his back he has a small propeller with which he can fly … He decides to come in to land at Smidge’s. And from then on nothing is the same. • First published in 1955 • Over 7 million books sold • Translated into 41 languages

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k arls son d oes what­e ver k arls son wants – eats all the sweets by himself, always chooses the largest slice of cake and enjoys trickelytricking and tirritating people. He’s convinced that he’s best at everything and is not shy to tell everyone so. He loves getting presents and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans – and if some­ thing breaks or disappears, well then they’re just material things and are nothing to be sour about anyway. Smidge loves Karlsson but Mum, Dad and the older siblings insist he’s make-believe. “They can be make-believe themselves!”, Karlsson snorts.


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Licensing programs The earliest Pippi Longstocking products were issued at the end of the 1940s and since then many popular products, such as toys, dolls, games and clothes have been produced. The starting point has always been for the products to have a natural link to the books and illustrations. The Astrid Lindgren Company today offers the following licensing programs:


• Astrid Lindgren – the program includes photos of Astrid Lindgren, illustrations and quotes • The Brothers Lionheart – the program includes illustrations by Jesper Waldersten • Emil in Lönneberga – the program includes the classic illustrations by Björn Berg • Mio, my son – the program includes the new illustrations by Johan Egerkrans • Never Violence – in 1978 Astrid received the German Booksellers’ Peace Price. This program is based on her acceptance speech and some illustrations • Pippi Longstocking – the program includes quotes and original illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman

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• Pippi Live Action – the program includes movie stills from the popular 70s films • Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter – the program is based on the EMMY-awarded TV-series by Studio Ghibli • Seacrow Island– the program includes the new illustrations by Maria Nilsson Thore • The Tomten and the Fox – the program includes the illustrations by Eva Eriksson

In the Nordic countries, The Astrid Lindgren Company manages all licensing business, but outside of the Nordics we work with the following Licensing Agents for the Pippi Longstocking programs:


• Copyrights Asia – Japan • CPLG – Germany, Austria, Switzerland ( • CPLG – United Kingdom ( • ETS – Italy ( • Mendía Licensing – Spain ( • Rubinstein – Benelux ( • SMC – Korea (

Astrid Lindgren/Ilon Wikland For Astrid Lindgrens characters illustrated by Ilon Wikland, Rights & Brands is the appointed agent. The relevant characters are:

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We see an increasing interest in developing products for all of our licensing programs, as well as for new markets, and we welcome all kinds of collaboration requests. If you wish to get in contact, please send an email to or reach out to our local agents.

• The Brothers Lionheart • The Children of Noisy Village • Karlsson on the Roof • Lotta on Troublemaker Street • Madicken (Mardie) • Mio, My Son • Nils Karlsson-Pyssling • Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter • Sunnanäng • Seacrow Island

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The Astrid Lindgren Shop

The official store for Astrid Lindgren products.

finally, you can shop all things Astrid Lindgren in one place! At you’ll find products from all our licensees. The range includes homeware, toys, posters and clothes as well as books, DVDs and much more! The shop is also an excellent place to browse if you want to become a licensee and want to see what is already available. We ship to all European countries.

Astrid Lindgren’s Home

Step into Astrid’s apartment, where nothing has changed. dalagatan 46 in stockholm is where the world-famous author lived and worked from 1941 until her death in 2002. This is where timeless classic stories but also countless letters and articles were written. The apartment, exactly as it was when Astrid Lindgren lived there, is open to the public through pre-booked guided tours.

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs This is where it all started …

the cultur al centre Näs in Vimmerby includes Astrid Lindgren’s birthplace and childhood home, the farmhouse Näs, which is open for visitors, and a pavilion which contains an extensive exhibition about the author. In the old rectory, you can discover temporary exhibitions. Around Astrid Lindgren’s Näs, garden areas have been developed. The green settings have grown out of themes that were important to Astrid Lindgren throughout her authorship, such as freedom, courage, melancholy and joy. 32 / astrid lindgren 2021


Astrid Lindgren’s World

Where stories come to life.

one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sweden, located in Astrid’s hometown of Vimmerby: at Astrid Lindgren’s World you and your family become part of the classic children’s stories, and the line between story and reality, and between theatre and play, becomes blurred. The park is full of imaginative play areas, and music and singing can be heard from the many stages throughout the day. The adjoining camping area offers cottages inspired by 19th century Vimmerby.

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Backlist titles Astrid Lindgren Text books published by our own publishing company Pippi Perspectives (Pippiperspektiv) 2020 Anthology Astrid and I (Astrid och jag) 2019 Kerstin Kvint The Unknown Astrid Lindgren (Den okända Astrid Lindgren) 2018, Kjell Bohlund Never Violence! (Aldrig våld!) 2018 Astrid Lindgren A Love Story (En kärlekshistoria) 2017 Astrid Lindgren The Gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs (Trädgårdarna på Astrid Lindgrens Näs) 2017, Karin Eliasson Dear Astrid, It’s Me Again (Kära Astrid, det är jag igen) 2017, Sara Schwardt I Too Have Lived! (Jag har också levat!) 2016 Astrid Lindgren & Louise Hartung Ingrid Vang Nyman – A Biography (Ingrid Vang Nyman) 2016, Lena Törnqvist Our Pippi – Our Vang (Vår Pippi – Vår Vang) 2016 Anthology The War Diaries 1939–1945 (Krigsdagböcker 1939–1945) 2015, Astrid Lindgren I Keep Your Letters Under the Mattress (Dina brev lägger jag under madrassen) 2012 Astrid Lindgren & Sara Schwardt Illustrated Bibliography (Bildbiografi) 2012 Lars Bengtsson

The original chapter books by Astrid Lindgren The Confidences of Britt-Mari (Britt-Mari lättar sitt hjärta) 1944 Kerstin and I (Kerstin och jag) 1945 Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) 1945 Pippi Goes Aboard (Pippi Långstrump går ombord) 1946 Pippi in the South Seas (Pippi Långstrump i Söderhavet) 1948 Kalle Blomkvist, Master Detective (Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist) 1946 Kalle Blomkvist Lives Dangerously (Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist lever farligt) 1951 Kalle Blomkvist and the White Rose Rescue (Kalle Blomkvist och Rasmus) 1953 34 / astrid lindgren 2021

Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself. a s t r i d li n d g r e n The Children of Noisy Village (Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) 1947 Happy Times in Noisy Village (Mera om oss barn i Bullerbyn) 1949 Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village (Bara roligt i Bullerbyn) 1952 Nils Karlsson-Pyssling, short story collection 1949 Kajsa Kavat, short story collection 1950 Sunnanäng, short story collection 1959 Kati in America (Kati i Amerika) 1950 Kati in Italy (Kati i Italien) 1952 Kati in Paris (Kati i Paris) 1954 Karlson on the Roof (Lillebror och Karlsson på taket) 1955 Karlson Flies Again (Karlsson på taket flyger igen) 1962 The World’s Best Karlson (Karlsson på taket smyger igen) 1968 Rasmus and the Vagabond (Rasmus på luffen) 1956 Rasmus, Pontus and Toker (Rasmus, Pontus och Toker) 1957 The Children on Troublemaker Street (Barnen på Bråkmakargatan) 1958 Lotta on Troublemaker Street (Lotta på Bråkmakargatan) 1961 Mardie (Madicken) 1960 Mardie to the Rescue (Madicken och Junibackens Pims) 1976 Emil and the Great Escape (Emil i Lönneberga) 1963 Emil and the Sneaky Rat (Nya hyss av Emil i Lönne­berga) 1966 Emil’s Clever Pig (Än lever Emil i Lönneberga) 1970 Seacrow Island (Vi på Saltkråkan) 1964 Mio, My Son (Mio, min Mio) 1954 The Brothers Lionheart (Bröderna Lejonhjärta) 1973 For rights inquiries about the above titles please contact

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (Ronja Rövardotter) 1981

For picture book backlist please contact Rabén & Sjögren Agency

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the astrid lindgren company, formerly Saltkråkan AB, owns the rights for all books and texts by Astrid Lindgren, Astrid Lindgren’s part of the copyright relating to all films and plays based on her works, all illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman and many trademarks relating to Astrid Lindgren’s texts, characters and environments.

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Simply put, you could say that our job is to promote and protect the Astrid Lindgren trademark all over the world. By that, we mean that we want to ensure that as many children as possible, also in the future, will have the opportunity to read her books, see her films and plays, hear her songs, play with her characters and experience her world in the best way possible. Our activities are built on a true love of Astrid Lindgren and her works and our desire is that future developments take place in a way that guards and protects the originality and feel of Astrid Lindgren’s work.