November 14th is the birthday of beloved children's author Astrid Lindgren. Families who remember the adventures of the fearless Pippi Longstocking and her crew may want to share those with the next generation. We have you covered with books, DVDs, and even some literature criticism for those who are looking for it. Check that out in our Online Catalog.

If you want to know about Lindgren herself, or any other author regardless of birthday, we suggest you try World Book Encyclopedia or Biography Reference Center.

According to World Book, Lindgren was "a Swedish children’s author, became internationally famous for her novels about a girl named Pippi Longstocking. Lindgren introduced the character in Pippi Longstocking (1945). The girl appeared in two later novels, Pippi Goes on Board (1946) and Pippi in the South Seas (1948). The red-haired Pippi was a new type of heroine in children’s literature. She was independent, free-spirited, and athletic, while typical heroines in other children’s stories were well-behaved girls who conformed to the world of adults."