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. Today, the books about Pippi Longstocking have been translated into 77 languages. There has been theater, film and music about Pippi. And she has become a symbol of independence and anti-authoritarian ideals, far beyond the world of children’s books. Congratulations Pippi tells the whole story of the red-haired, strong and headstrong girl who conquered the world.
The exhibition is produced by Astrid Lindgren’s Näs, commissioned by the Astrid Lindgren Company, producer Karin Eliasson, graphic design Unna design.