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Pippi Finds a Snirkle/Pippi hittar en spunk

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Pippi Finds a Snirkle/Pippi hittar en spunk

One morning when Tommy and Annika stop by Pippi’s house as usual, Pippi is sitting in the middle of the kitchen table, smiling. She, and no one else, has come up with a splashy new word. An excellently good word! One of the best she’s heard! The word is snirkle! The only question is what it means. Pippi grabs her duffel bag of gold coins, lifts her horse down from the porch and begins the hunt for the snirkle.

Astrid Lindgren


Sweden’s most beloved children’s author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002) is also considered to be one of the most important writers for children throughout the world. Her work has been translated into more than 100 languages, and shortly after her death the Swedish government inaugurated the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) to recognise outstanding international achievement in…

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Ingrid Vang Nyman


Ingrid Vang Nyman, 1916–1959, the Danish artist moved to Sweden in the 1940’s. She was the first illustrator to work with Astrid Lindgren. She was strong in her belief that also children were to be offered pictures of high artistic quality and substance. Ingrid Vang Nyman is the original illustrator of Pippi Longstocking.

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