Little Astrid grew up an old farm in Sweden. Her childhood was very happy, so happy that she never wanted to grow up. When she was four, her friend Edit read Astrid her first story. Suddenly, the entire place was filled with giants, witches and fairies. They all came out from a magic object call a book. Astrid did her best to learn how to read, and once she started, she couldn't stop! Soon, there were no books left to borrow from the library and her friends.
Discover how Astrid grew up to become one of the world's best-loved authors, and the creator of the irresistible Pippi Longstocking. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring writer's life.