Astrid Lindgren Rights Catalogue 2022

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Squiggle pills and pirates’ breakfasts

David Sundin writes Pippi’s cookbook

‘Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter’ as major Viaplay original TV-series set to premiere in 2023

2022 Over 170 million books sold worldwide!

Mischief’s good! Emil in Lönneberga 60th Anniversary

Christmas in Småland

Astrid Lindgren’s own Christmas in new picture book

Do you remember the 28th of January 2002?


twenty years ago, around noon on the 28th of January 2002, it was announced that Astrid Lindgren had passed away that morning. Most Swedish adults still remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. Myself, I was at home with two small children and I recall how, for a moment, it felt as if the world had stopped. Throughout the day and into the evening people gathered outside Astrid’s building at Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm, leaving flowers or lighting a candle by the front door. On the 8th of March about 100,000 people lined the streets of Stockholm for her funeral procession. To several of my colleagues at The Astrid Lindgren Company it was first and foremost a beloved grandmother and a great-­ grandmother that had been lost. To the rest of us it was a person we didn’t know, but who still seemed like a close relative to us. In the Nordic countries in particular, but elsewhere around the world too, her unique personality and humanitarian actions were just as well known and familiar as her stories were.

Today the great-great-grandchildren of Astrid Lindgren are starting to be born. Perhaps the overarching goal of the company is to make sure that their generation, like the generations before them, are also able to share in the treasure trove that is Astrid’s work – and in turn help spread it more widely. In order to succeed in this we want to be where children are. That is why one of our most important tasks is to find new avenues and new formats for her stories, such as digital audio books, audio players, apps, games, music and not least films and TV. At the same time, of course, we continue to publish her work all around the world: today around a hundred publishers publish at least one of her books. Since that day in January 2002 The Astrid Lindgren Company has grown from two employees to sixteen. We get new enquiries about using Astrid’s work in different ways every day. All that she accomplished both on and off the page continues to live on – and we are grateful to be able to continue looking after her legacy, together with you. cilla nergå rdh, CEO, The Astrid Lindgren Company

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Pippi Longstocking / 6–11 Emil in Lönneberga / 12–15 Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter / 16–17 Mio, My Son / 18–19 Lotta on Troublemaker Street / 21 The Brothers Lionheart / 20 Madicken / 22


Kalle Blomkvist – Master Detective / 23 Karlsson on the Roof / 24 Rasmus and the Vagabond / 24 The Children of Noisy Village / 25 Seacrow Island / 26 Christmas in Småland / 27

Men det blev kväll till sist och vi satt omk ring salsbordet allih Mamma stämde upp op. ”Hell dig, julafton, härliga klara”. Alla med, pappa också, sjöng fast mamma sa att han sjöng ”vildtoner”. ”Men jag tycker ändå så mycket om, när han sjunger”, sa mamma. Och sen läste pappa i bibeln om Jesusbarn et i krubban och om var där borta i Juda hur det landet. Om jag fick någon salighetssak? Ja ja ja ja JA, det fick jag. Jag par ljusbruna stövlar fick ett av farmor. Det var de finaste och vack som någonsin har funn raste stövlar its. Jag minns inte om Gunnar fick nån salig sak, den där julen 1913 hets, men jag hoppas det. Mina stövlar, de var så fina och så alldeles lagom stora. Och allde lagom bruna. les

Julafton är en kons tig dag, tycker jag. Man bara går och vänt väntar hela dan. Gun ar och nar och jag smög oss in i salen och kläm paketen i klädkorg de på en, där alla julklappa rna låg. ”Tror du att du får nån salighetssak”, fråga de Gunnar. Salighetss det var om man fick ak, nånting så till den grad härligt att man blev av det. salig ”Nä, det tror jag inte” , sa jag. ”Det skulle vara från farmor då Gunnar trodde inte i så fall.” heller att han skulle få nån salighetssak. bara att vänta och se. Det var

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Efter julklappsutde lningen fick vi apels iner och nötter. Mam apelsinerna i fyra bitar ma skar , illsura var de men härliga för oss som apelsiner när det var bara fick jul. Nötterna knäc kte vi i mor telstöten, men mycket skal trillade nog på golvet. Stin a hade ont i magen och pappa gick och på natten, bar henne för att hon inte skul le väcka mam Pappa hade inga tofflo ma. r, han gick barfota, och han sa efteråt: i nötaskal te ankelkny ”Jag geck lera.”

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Astrid Lindgren

Sweden’s best loved and most famous author astrid lindgren (1907– 2002) is one of the most read children’s book writers in the world. Her works have been translated into over one hundred languages, sold over 170 million copies, and are delighting children and adults all over the world. Her breakthrough as an author came in 1945 with Pippi Longstocking. Many of her stories can be seen as films, TV-series and theatre plays.

In 2022, 20 years have passed since Astrid’s death. Despite this, there is a never ceasing interest in reading her books and finding out more about her life. We read her books, watch her films, and sing her songs. Many are the quotes that have found their way into our vocabulary and her values still shape our understanding of what’s right or wrong, good and evil. Her importance to our society cannot be overstated.

I want to write for a reader­ship that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read. a s t r i d li n d g r e n

Astrid Lindgren Licensing Program at the astrid lind gren company we work to protect and spread Astrid Lindgren’s legacy. Since a few years back, we offer a product licensing program based on Astrid Lindgren herself. The objective of the Astrid Lindgren licensing program is to strengthen the authorship as a whole and 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.

Dedicated Brand

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Save the Children partnership Pippi of Today

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. So far we have raised almost 20 million SEK!

“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.” Helena Thybell, CEO Save the Children Sweden A warm thank you to all partici­ pating companies supporting girls on the move! The first edition of Pippi Longstocking from 1945.

Continued support for children’s rights

Astrid Lindgren’s speech Never Violence! in an edition from 2018.

the pippi of today campaign is nearing its end, but of course we want to carry on helping children in need. That is why The Astrid Lindgren Company have decided to continue the partnership with Save the Children from 2022 and forward. The Pippi of Today program will be a part of a new collaboration focusing on Astrid Lindgren’s work for children’s rights. The fight for every child’s right to love and safety runs as an unbroken and consistent thread through Astrid Lindgren’s entire work and life. Her acceptance speech for the German Booksellers Award in 1978, ‘Never Violence!’, has become legendary and contributed to Sweden being the first country prohibiting all corporal

punishment against children by law in 1979. Since then, many countries have followed. The Astrid Lindgren Company are proud to engage in this longterm collaboration. We invite all our licensing partners to engage in children’s rights issues together with us and Save the Children – any questions or ideas, please get in touch!

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Pippi Longstocking Lifting horses and breaking rules since 1945

“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!” 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.

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.


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.

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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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Este volumen, en formato cómic, es el CUARTO de una colección que pretende acercar, a los primeros lectores, al extraordinario personaje de Pippi, la niña más fuerte del mundo.

Astrid Lindgren

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Pippi celebra una fiesta

Pippi Calzaslargas es muy conocida y querida en todo el mundo. A lo largo de varias generaciones, niños y grandes se han sentido cautivados por su espíritu independiente, imaginativo, generoso y divertido.


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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. COLABORA CON

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Cook with Pippi! Comedian David Sundin is writing a Pippi cookbook is it pos sible to co ok your own squiggle pills? And what exactly is a real pirate’s breakfast? Pippi Longstocking’s cookbook (Rabén & Sjögren) will be released in the spring of 2022. In it the Swedish TV presenter, comedian and author David Sundin gives us

useful tips, thoughts and recipes for everything from pancakes to squiggle pills. – Of course, a cookbook in Pippi Longstocking’s name needs a really gifted, funny and playful co-creator. When David Sundin got in touch with us about the idea

we immediately understood that he would be a perfect match, says Annika Lindgren, publicist at The Astrid Lindgren Company. For rights enquiries, please contact Lina Talgre,

Pippi’s Songbook Sing along with Pippi Longstocking! Famous songs such as “Here comes Pippi Longstocking” and “Charlie Theodore” are collected in this song book that comes with an audio device. The book is released in Sweden in 2022. TM


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Pippi Longstocking Licensing Programs the astrid lind gren Company has two licensing programs for Pippi Longstocking: one based on the original illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman, one based on the live action movies and T V-series from the 70s with actress Inger Nilsson. We license products in many categories, such as toys, games, costumes, stationery, puzzles, apparel, accessories and homeware. In several territories we have

licensing agents in place to help us to continuously build the Pippi Longstocking brand in their markets – you can learn more about our agents on page 31. For the Nordic territories we manage all licensing business by ourselves. If you wish to get in contact with us, please send an email to:


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Pippi at the Circus Flying orchestra, acrobats and songs by ABBAs Björn and Benny – expect the extra­ ordinary when Pippi goes to the circus! björn ulvaeus and pophouse in cooperation with circus company Cirkus Cirkör, Krall Entertainment and The Astrid Lindgren Company celebrate Pippi Longstocking with circus musical Pippi at the Circus, at the 19th century Cirkus arena in the Royal Djurgården district of Stockholm. 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. The musical features song lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and music by Benny Andersson and others, which will be performed live by a flying circus orchestra! Written by Björn Ulvaeus, Maria Blom and Tilde Björfors and directed by Maria Löfgren, the musical premieres in the summer of 2022.

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She is of course unbelievably strong and agile, but she never uses her strength to impress or get ahead of anyone. A bit like Clark Kent. She uses it to help the underdog or just because it’s fun. She is the strongest girl in the world, but she only shows it when she really needs to. b jör n u lva e u s , ”My Pippi”,

Pippi Longstocking as new international live action film Harry Potter-producer David Heyman brings the world’s strongest girl to the screen. a 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 2024. This Pippi partnership includes subsequent film, TV & animation rights together with merchandise rights.

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Pippi has endured and inspired families everywhere 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

Audiobooks and audioplays on the rise

During the pandemic, the digital audio format has grown in many markets, also in markets where audio hasn’t been a trend before. In Sweden we can listen to Astrid Lindgren reading her own books on several platforms. In other markets readers can enjoy straight readings by well-known voices and audio dramas based on the books. last year, The Astrid Lindgren Company made recordings of the three Pippi Longstocking books in English, read by comedian and self-confessed Pippi Longstocking fan, Sandi Toksvig. These can now, together with Spanish language recordings, be found in many markets on several platforms such as Spotify and Storytel. Through distributors Axiell, Overdrive and Findaway, the audiobooks are also accessible for a large number of libraries and retailers around the world. We are also seeing a rising interest in audiodrama. The Astrid Lindgren Company and SAGA Kids, Egmont’s digital global children’s books imprint, have recently signed a deal on publishing audioplays of the original Pippi Longstocking and Emil in Lönneberga books in Dutch, Italian and French.

Success for the Pippi Tonie in autumn 2021 Boxine GmbH launched a Pippi Longstocking Tonie figurine for their audio system Toniebox, in both Germany and the UK. It was an immediate success.

We are delighted that the marvellous Pippi Longstocking Tonie, eagerly awaited by our community, has been launched with such great success. We are really proud to have this classic of children’s literature on our platform. m a r k u s l a ng e r , cpo Boxine Boxine GmbH

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Emil in Lönneberga – 60 years of mischief!

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Join us to celebrate Emil in 2023

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“Do you know what Emil in Lönneberga once did?”, Astrid Lindgren once asked her three year-old grandchild who was screaming his head off. Karl Johan went quiet, because he was rather keen to know what Emil had done. That was back in August 1962, and Emil was born. At the end of 1963 the first book about Emil was publis­ hed and he has since become one of the most beloved of Astrid’s characters.

Mischief's good! in 2023, The Astrid Lindgren Company will be focusing on Emil’s 60th Anniversary, with the campaign concept ”Mischief's good!” which emphasizes the right for all children to be children and to be allowed to make mistakes and mischiefs. Just like in Emil’s case, most children’s mischief is unintentional – they are just exploring the world, but sometimes not in the way that adults would! We believe that children can be wiser and happier by being allowed to live like Emil. Get ready to join us and spread the message of every child's inherent love of discovery and creativity!

Campaign tool kit includes Campaign manifesto Texts about Emil in Lönneberga and Astrid Lindgren Quotes Fonts and graphics Examples

‘S’not something you plan, mischief, it just happens. And knowing it’s mischief, well you don’t until it’s happened.

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Björn Berg 100 years björn berg (1923–2008) was born in Bavaria and lived in New York for nine years of his childhood. During the 1940’s Björn studied at Konstfack, the University College of Arts. He also studied graphic art at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, and in Paris. In 1952 he was employed as an illustrator by Dagens Nyheter, the

largest daily newspaper in Sweden. His association with Astrid Lindgren began when Astrid saw one of his drawings and thought that the boy in the picture looked like an Emil. She contacted Björn and sent him her manuscript. Björn wanted to familiarise himself with Emil’s environment and travelled down to Småland in order to systemati-

cally study houses, gardens, fences, gates and natural surroundings. He also visited museums where he studied old photographs of people until he began to get a feel for how it all looked. Björn Berg illustrated all of Astrid Lindgren’s books about Emil in Lönneberga.

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Colour editions of the classic Emil books

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Recently, all of Björn Berg’s black and white illustrations from the three original books were restored and coloured by illustrator Matilda Ruta. The new colour editions have been published in Scandinavia, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany.

• First published in 1963 • Over 23 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 53 languages • 4 films • Product licensing program available

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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, juste, and brave – if something isn’t right she’ll speak up – even if it leads to conflict with those closest around her.

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Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

‘Ronja’ as major Viaplay Original

The classic edition of the novel with illustrations by Ilon Wikland is published in many countries all over the world.

• First published in 1981 • Over 11 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 45 languages • Product licensing program available • 1 film, 1 TV-series; Emmy-awarded animated TV-series by Studio Ghibli sold to 35 countries • New live-action TV-series in 2023


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Filmlance International, a Banijay company, are partnering with The Astrid Lindgren Company to adapt Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous story ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ into a major Viaplay Original family fantasy series. Scripted by ‘The Bridge’ creator Hans Rosenfeldt, directed by Lisa James Larsson (‘Victoria’) and featuring groundbreaking visual effects, ‘Ronja’ will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service from 2023 with 12 episodes across two seasons.

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The Wolf Song

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The popular live-action Ronja film from 1984 featured “The Wolf Song”, the song that Ronja’s mother Lovis sings to Ronja. Still popular today as a lullaby in Sweden, it has now been made into a picture book with illustrations by renowned illustrator Lena Sjöberg.


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Mio, My Son

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A magnificent and beautiful adventure tale about abandonment, about being little and having to shoulder great responsibility, about parenthood, good and evil, and about the power of love.

Was anyone listening to the radio on the fifteenth of October last year? Did anyone hear the report about a missing boy? /… / He was gone. No one ever learned what became of him. No one knows. Except me. mio, my son nine-year-old Bo Vilhelm Olsson, ‘Bosse’, lives on Upplandsgatan in Stockholm with his foster parents Aunt Edla and Uncle Sixten. They think he’s difficult and a nuisance. Bosse wishes he had a father just like his friend Benka’s, who builds model airplanes with him. Bosse’s real mother died when he was born and his foster mother believes that his father was probably just a good-for-nothing. Through Miss Lundin at the

fruit-sellers, a magical golden apple, and a genie in an empty bottle, Bosse travels to the Island of Green Meadows and the Land of Faraway. Down by the seashore Bosse discovers his father the King, who has been looking for him for nine years. It turns out his name isn’t Bosse after all – but Mio. From the Island of Green Meadows there’s a bridge leading to the Land that Lies Beyond where the cruel Sir Kato the Knight

“A tale of exquisite and rare beauty.” saturday review

“Beautifully written... Mio, My Son is a splendid contribution to the fairy-tale shelf.” chicago sunday tribune

“A charming fairy story that should complement young feelings of love and adventure.” kirkus reviews

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”Astrid Lindgren's lyrical fairy tale language captivates and makes Mio, my Son a wonderful book to read or read aloud.” swedish libr ary service, btj

resides, where almost everything is black, and where the people are starved and miserable. Mio and his friend Jum-Jum accept the mission to fight against Kato and liberate the Land that Lies Beyond. the first collaboration of many between Astrid Lindgren and Ilon Wikland started with Mio, my Son, in 1954.

• First published in 1954 • Over 5 million books sold worldwide • Translated into 41 languages • Filmed in 1987

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



”He has managed to capture the mixture of hope and sadness in the book.” ingalill mosander

Mio, My Son – the board game in collabor ation with The Astrid Lindgren Company, Eloso Förlag is launching a board game, with illustrations by Johan Egerkrans. The board game is for the whole family, with

players taking on the roles of Mio’s friends and working together in order to help him defeat the evil knight Kato. The game was launched in Sweden in November 2021.


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The Brothers Lionheart 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.

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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.

• First published in 1973 • Over 8 Million books sold worldwide • Translated into 50 languages • Product licensing program available • Filmed in 1977

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The 50th Anniversary of the publishing of The Brothers Lionheart is coming up! The Dutch publisher Ploegsma already published a beautiful gift edition, with extra material about the history behind the book and lots of background information and illustrative material such as photos. Publishers interested in similar editions, please contact The 2018 edition with Swedish artist Jesper Waldersten’s illustrations is also available as a gift edition.

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Astrid Lindgren (1907 – 2002), in Südschweden geboren und aufgewachsen, hat so Figuren wie Pippi Langstrumpf, unvergessliche Michel aus Lönneberga, Ronja Räubertochter und viele andere Die »wunderbarste Kinderbuchauto mehr geschaffen. rin aller Zeiten« (DIE ZEIT) wurde u. a. mit dem Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels und dem Alternativen Nobelpreis ausgezeichnet.

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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.

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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

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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.

Dieser wunderschöne Sammelband enthält alle vier Bilderbücher über die selbstbewusste kleine Lotta und ihr Schweinchen Teddy.

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Das findet jedenfalls Lotta selbst. Natürlich kann sie schon Rad fahren – zumindest im Geheimen. Und dann klappt es doch bestimmt auch auf Tante Bergs Fahrrad! Das Slalomlaufen muss Lotta noch etwas üben. Aber wenn an Weihnachten alle Weihnachtsbäume der Stadt ausverkauft sind, gibt Lotta noch lange nicht auf. Auch zu Ostern schafft sie es, ihre Familie so richtig zu überraschen. Und wenn mal alle gemein zu ihr sind, dann zieht Lotta eben aus, ganz allein!


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

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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.

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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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

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Karlsson on the Roof 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 some­thing 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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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.

Design House Stockholm


• First published in 1955 • Over 7 million books sold • Translated into 41 languages Gyldendal


Rasmus is an orphan living in a children’s home. Strict discipline reigns under the watchful eye of the severe Ms Hawk. But what Rasmus dreams of most of all, is having his own parents. 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 …


Rasmus and the Vagabond

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

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The Children of Noisy Village

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

Rätt Start

Rätt Start

Egmont Kärnan

Rätt Start

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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 Gyldendal

Ibanez Art

• First published in 1964 • Around 3 million books sold • Translated into 22 languages • 1 TV -series, 4 films • Product licensing program available • New live-action TV-series planned by SVT (Swedish Public Service Television)

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The Seacrow Island picture books exciting and fun picture books full of atmospheric archipelago settings! Maria Nilsson Thore is responsible for the wonderful illustrations.

A Seal of One’s Own 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.

A Pet for Pelle Pelle badly wants a pet. When there are rabbits for sale on another island it calls for an expedition!

Pelle Finds a Wishing Stone Pelle’s brothers and Tjorven’s sisters get lost in the thick fog. How

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will they find their way back? Luckily, Pelle discovers a wishing stone by the beach. NEW! Christmas on Seacrow Island Can you celebrate Christmas in Carpenter’s Cottage in the middle of the cold winter? Of course you can!

Christmas in Småland


“To me, Christmas Eve is a strange day. You just walk around waiting all day long. Gunnar and I sneaked into the living room and squeezed the parcels in the laundry basket, where all the Christmas gifts were lying.”

a christmas when i was Lit tle (En jul i Småland för länge sen) 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. The story is now published as a picture book for the first time, with illustrations by the well known illustrator Cecilia Heikkilä. For rights enquiries, please contact Rabén & Sjögren Agency.

i släden. Men det var stjärnklart Det var mörkt när vi kom med minst. Och det var vackert på himlen, flera tusen stjärnor stjärnorna över. snön och mörka skogen med ville jag vilt, för de ville hem. Det Maj och Maud sprang alldeles ingen hörde det: för mej själv, men tyst så att också förresten. Jag sjöng i mina fina stövlar alla dar ...” ”O, hur saligt att få vandra Jag ryste lite då också. Ja, det var julen 1913 det!

Men det blev kväll till sist och vi satt omkring salsbordet allihop. Mamma stämde upp ”Hell dig, julafton, härliga klara”. Alla med, pappa också, sjöng fast mamma sa att han sjöng ”vildtoner”. ”Men jag tycker ändå så mycket om, när han sjunger”, sa mamma. Och sen läste pappa i bibeln om Jesusbarnet i krubban och om hur var där borta i Judalandet det . Om jag fick någon salighetssak? Ja ja ja ja JA, det fick jag. Jag par ljusbruna stövlar fick ett av farmor. Det var de finaste och vackraste som någonsin har funnits. stövlar Jag minns inte om Gunnar sak, den där julen 1913, fick nån salighetsmen jag hoppas det. Mina stövlar, de var så fina och så alldeles lagom stora. Och alldeles lagom bruna. Efter julklappsutdelningen fick vi apelsiner och nötter. Mamma skar apelsinerna i fyra bitar, illsura var de men härliga för oss som bara fick apelsiner när det var jul. Nötterna knäckte vi i mortelstöten, men mycket skal trillade nog på golvet. Stina hade ont i magen på och pappa gick och natten, bar henne för att hon inte skulle väcka mamma. Pappa hade inga tofflor, han gick barfota, och han sa efteråt: ”Jag i nötaskal te ankelknyl geck era.”

Julafton är en konstig dag, tycker jag. Man bara går och väntar väntar hela dan. Gunnar och och jag smög oss in i salen och klämde paketen i klädkorge på n, där alla julklappar na låg. ”Tror du att du får nån salighetssak”, frågade Gunnar. Salighetssa det var om man fick k, nånting så till den grad härligt att man blev av det. salig ”Nä, det tror jag inte”, sa jag. ”Det skulle vara från farmor då i så fall.” Gunnar trodde inte heller att han skulle få nån salighetssak. bara att vänta och se. Det var

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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

The Tomten

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.

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.

A Calf For Christmas

The Tomten and the Fox

johan's family’s only cow has died, 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 Törnqvist illustrated. She was well familiar with the Småland environments, having spent all her holidays there as a child.

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 . The story is set in the countryside, as the fox slinks towards the house where the people live. Illustrated by Eva Eriksson.

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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.

Emil in Lönneberga



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The Astrid Lindgren Company today offers the following licensing programs: Astrid Lindgren – photos of Astrid Lindgren, illustrations and quotes The Brothers Lionheart – illustrations by Jesper Waldersten Emil in Lönneberga – original illustrations by Björn Berg Mio, My Son – illustrations by Johan Egerkrans Pippi Longstocking – quotes and original illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman Pippi Live Action – movie stills from the popular 70s films Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter – based on the EMMY-awarded TV-series by Studio Ghibli Seacrow Island– illustrations by Maria Nilsson Thore The Tomten and the Fox – 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 ( • ETS – Italy ( • Kiddinx Media – Germany, Austria, Switzerland ( • Mendía Licensing – Spain ( • J&M Brands – Benelux ( • Senyu Media – China ( • SMC – Korea (

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

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

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. astrid lindgren 2022 / 31

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The Astrid Lindgren Store All things Astrid Lindgren in one place! At

astridlindgrenstore. com 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 store is also an excellent place to browse if you want to become a licensee and want to see what is already available.

Astrid Lindgren’s Home Step into Astrid’s apartment, where nothing has changed.

dalagatan 46 in sto ckholm 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 2022


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 2022

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 Karlsson on the Roof (Lillebror och Karlsson på taket) 1955 Karlsson Flies Again (Karlsson på taket flyger igen) 1962 The World’s Best Karlsson (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 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. Grafisk formgivning: Eva Jais-Nielsen

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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.