Astrid Lindgren Information
Most of you know that 99% of the news on this blog comes from clever people e-mailing me cool information. The following message below comes from Susan Marie Swanson of St. Paul, Minnesota. Those of you in the region would be wise to prick up your ears at this time. Here’s the message:
I’m excited about my ongoing project on Astrid Lindgren: the centennial of her birth is 14 November, and I’ve been celebrating all year with reading, writing, teaching, and travel related to her life and work. I first read Pippi Longstocking when I was nine years old, never dreaming that I would someday get to stand in the little house in Sweden where the author was born.
An exhibit celebrating Astrid Lindgren’s life and work will be up at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis 31 October-2 December. Getting to work on this was one of the lucky things about my year. Here is the link to their exhibits page: http://www.americanswedishinst.org/exhibits.htm
Another part of my project is an article in the current Horn Book that came out of my adventure in Sweden last spring.
I don’t have any connection to the events at the House of Sweden events in Washington, but this exhibit and seminar event sound pretty wonderful, too:
I don’t want my email to get too long, but the other thought I want to send along is about how a lot of people have other Astrid Lindgren titles to discover: The Children of Noisy Village, for example, and the wonderful Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter. For starters.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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