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Scandinavian Studies Guide: Children's Literature

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  • Children's literature, Scandinavian -- History and criticism
  • Children -- Books and reading -- Sweden  (or others)
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Children's Literature Resources

Astrid Lindgren

Best known for the Pippi Longstocking series, Astrid Lindgren is one of Sweden's most important authors. Her works have been translated into more than 90 languages.  She renewed children's literature and combined artistic integrity with commitment to the rights of children and young people.


Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish writer most famously known for his children's fairy tales. He is also well known for his poetry and stories, which have inspired great influence not only on Danish culture, but in translation to over 150 languages the world over.