At the exhibition you’ll meet the jazz chick, the mother, the editor of children’s books and the creator of public opinion Astrid Lindgren. ‘The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren’ will take you from her childhood at Näs to her life as a celebrated and world-famous author.
The year 2020 marked 75 years since the book character Pippi Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world, came all alone to a completely new town. Today, millions of girls are forced to leave their homes and move, not just to new towns but also to new countries. The exhibition draws attention to and is part of a big international campaign to support and fight for the right of girls to a better future.
Under the Lemonade Tree in the gardens at Astrid Lindgrens Näs we are showing the exhibition “Congratulations Pippi!”.
Here is the story of how Pippi came to be and how the book was received when it was released in 1945 – shortly after the end of World War II – in bookstores. We get to take part in a storm of criticism as well as rosy reviews and finally a crackling international breakthrough.