Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was the creator of one of Sweden's most iconic fictional characters, Pippi Longstocking. The Pippi books have been translated into more than sixty languages. Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916-1959) was a noted Danish children's book illustrator, as well as the original illustrator of the Pippi chapter books.
It's remarkable how universal the stories and art are. - School Library Journal