Scandinavian children’s books: worldwide favourites

Scandinavia is famous for many things: Fjords, Eco-friendly furniture and the natural beauty of the landscapes. But something else that might not immediately spring to mind is children’s books. Scandinavian authors such as Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson have written hugely successful children’s books which have become favourites all around the world. The tales of Pippi Longstocking, a young girl who lives alone and has all sorts of adventures, were made up by Lindgren to entertain her sick daughter. They have since been translated into over seventy languages and have also been made into countless films and televisions series. Other Scandinavian bestsellers include the Moomintroll series and the 6 Bullerby children stories.

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