History Creator / AstridLindgren

27th Feb '18 6:04:16 PM Tir
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* MafiaPrincess: Ronja has some of these characteristics. When she finds out what a robber actually DOES she runs away from home.

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* MafiaPrincess: Ronja has some of these characteristics. When she finds out what a robber actually DOES she runs away from home.is quite annoyed.
27th Feb '18 6:18:48 AM Roo
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* KidDetective: Bill Bergson is a fairly realistic version of this. He spends more time ''pretending'' to be a great detective than actually doing any detective work, but he does have some impressive analytical skills and knowledge of real detective procedures, which he manages to employ quite effectively when confronted with a ''real'' mystery. It's {{Deconstructed}} in the second book, where he plays the cool and calculating detective for all its worth while investigating the mystery, even creating an imaginary [[TheWatson Watson]] for himself that he can explain everything to... but when he actually finds evidence that someone has tried to murder his friend Eva-Lotta, he goes completely to pieces. At the end of the book he imagines up the Watson one last time to tell him that he's ''done'' trying to be a detective and from now on he's leaving detective work to the police. ([[AesopAmnesia In the third book, however, he's back imagining himself as the great detective]] -- though the narrative ''does'' point out that these moments are rarer now than they once were.)

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* KidDetective: Bill Bergson is a fairly pretty realistic version of this. He spends more time ''pretending'' to be a great detective than actually doing any detective work, but he does have some impressive analytical skills and knowledge of real detective procedures, which he manages to employ quite effectively when confronted with a ''real'' mystery. It's {{Deconstructed}} in the second book, where he plays the cool and calculating detective for all its worth while investigating the mystery, even creating an imaginary [[TheWatson Watson]] for himself that he can explain everything to... but when he actually finds evidence that someone has tried to murder his friend Eva-Lotta, he goes completely to pieces. At the end of the book he imagines up the Watson one last time to tell him that he's ''done'' trying to be a detective and from now on he's leaving detective work to the police. ([[AesopAmnesia In the third book, however, he's back imagining himself as the great detective]] -- though the narrative ''does'' point out that these moments are rarer now than they once were.)
27th Feb '18 6:17:25 AM Roo
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* KidDetective: Bill Bergson is a fairly realistic version of this. He spends more time ''pretending'' to be a great detective than actually doing any detective work, but he does have some impressive analytical skills and knowledge of real detective procedures, which he manages to employ quite effectively when confronted with a ''real'' mystery. It's {{Deconstructed}} in the second book, where he plays the cool and calculating detective for all its worth while investigating the mystery, even creating an imaginary [[TheWatson Watson]] for himself that he can explain everything to... but when he actually finds evidence that someone has tried to murder his friend Eva-Lotta, he goes completely to pieces. At the end of the book he imagines up the Watson one last time to tell him that he's ''done'' trying to be a detective and from now on he's leaving detective work to the police. ([[AesopAmnesia In the third book, however, he's back imagining himself as the great detective]] -- though the narrative ''does'' point out that these moments are rarer now than they once were.)



* PigLatin: The Bill Bergson books invented [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R[=%=]C3[=%=]B6varspr[=%=]C3[=%=]A5ket Rövarspråket]], which has become the Swedish equivalent of Pig Latin and is still in fairly wide use 60 years later.

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* PigLatin: The Bill Bergson books invented [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R[=%=]C3[=%=]B6varspr[=%=]C3[=%=]A5ket Rövarspråket]], Rövarspråket]] ("The Robber Language"), which has become the Swedish equivalent of Pig Latin and is still in fairly wide use 60 years later.
9th Feb '18 9:51:41 PM FactoidCow
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* DirectLineToTheAuthor: The ''Emil'' books are supposedly based on the writings of Emil's mother, who meticulously wrote down all of Emil's pranks in blue notebooks. Sometimes Lindgren directly quotes from these books either before or after telling about the incident in greater detail, often adding her own thoughts about them and at one point criticizing Emil's mother for being too inaccurate and leaving out important details.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The ''Emil'' books are supposedly based on the writings of Emil's mother, who meticulously wrote down all of Emil's pranks in blue notebooks. Sometimes Lindgren directly quotes from these books either before or after telling about the incident in greater detail, often adding her own thoughts about them and at one point criticizing Emil's mother for being too inaccurate and leaving out important details.
9th Feb '18 4:06:38 PM FactoidCow
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* PigLatin: The Bill Bergson books invented [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6varspr%C3%A5ket Rövarspråket]], which has become the Swedish equivalent of Pig Latin and is still in fairly wide use 60 years later.

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* PigLatin: The Bill Bergson books invented [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6varspr%C3%A5ket org/wiki/R[=%=]C3[=%=]B6varspr[=%=]C3[=%=]A5ket Rövarspråket]], which has become the Swedish equivalent of Pig Latin and is still in fairly wide use 60 years later.
5th Jan '18 5:31:28 PM dlchen145
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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart''). A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV series (most of the movies are edited from TV footage, though).

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (1907-2002) (born Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, 14 November 1907 28 January 2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart''). A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV series (most of the movies are edited from TV footage, though).
4th Dec '17 2:14:28 PM RedScharlach
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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart''). A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV-series (most of the movies are edited from TV-footage though).

She has an asteroid named for her; on learning this, she commented that henceforth they could call her "Asteroid Lindgren". She also did narrated readings of many of her books for Swedish television and radio. And following 2016, she's now the face of the Swedish 20-crown bill. [[labelnote:note]]They deliberatly put her on the smallest bill since that was the one children were most likely to use (the only one more likely was the coins, and only the King is allowed on those).[[/labelnote]]

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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart''). A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV-series TV series (most of the movies are edited from TV-footage TV footage, though).

She has an asteroid named for her; on learning this, she commented that henceforth they could call her "Asteroid Lindgren". She also did narrated readings of many of her books for Swedish television and radio. And following 2016, she's now the face of the Swedish 20-crown bill. [[labelnote:note]]They deliberatly deliberately put her on the smallest bill since that was the one children were most likely to use (the only one more likely was the coins, and only the King is allowed on those).[[/labelnote]]



* AuthorTract: And AuthorAvatar, at the same time: ''Pomperipossa in Monismania'' is about a writer of childrens' books who lives in a country that, while mostly a fairish place to live, has quirks in the tax system that lead to the marginal tax rate being 102% for Pomperipossa. It was written in reaction to Lindgren finding out that her marginal tax rate was... 102%, as an unintended consequence of the combination of self-employment and a high income. SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped may apply; the story led to a fairly intensive debate regarding taxes, and may even have been a decisive factor in the Social Democrats losing the elections to the Riksdag that year, for the first time in 40 years.

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* AuthorTract: And AuthorAvatar, at the same time: ''Pomperipossa in Monismania'' is about a writer of childrens' children's books who lives in a country that, while mostly a fairish place to live, has quirks in the tax system that lead to the marginal tax rate being 102% for Pomperipossa. It was written in reaction to Lindgren finding out that her marginal tax rate was... 102%, as an unintended consequence of the combination of self-employment and a high income. SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped may apply; the story led to a fairly intensive debate regarding taxes, and may even have been a decisive factor in the Social Democrats losing the elections to the Riksdag that year, for the first time in 40 years.



* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted. Alcohol is rare in Lindgren's stories, but she doesn't shy away from it or from descibing its destructive effects either. For example, the family in ''Emil of Lönneberga'' is mostly sober, since the father is a deacon, but the father is clearly drunk after having been bought beer by a neighbour at the fair in Vimmerby, the farmhands drink vodka and brawl at an auction, and Emil's own experiences with his mother's cherry wine dregs take up an entire story arc.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted. Alcohol is rare in Lindgren's stories, but she doesn't shy away from it or from descibing describing its destructive effects either. For example, the family in ''Emil of Lönneberga'' is mostly sober, since the father is a deacon, but the father is clearly drunk after having been bought beer by a neighbour at the fair in Vimmerby, the farmhands drink vodka and brawl at an auction, and Emil's own experiences with his mother's cherry wine dregs take up an entire story arc.



** The titular dragon of ''The Dragon With The Red Eyes'' is a tiny baby dragon unexpectedly born from a pig. This is never explained, nor is the baby dragon, who is quite mischievous and troublesome, but also cute and loveable in his own way.

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** The titular dragon of ''The Dragon With The Red Eyes'' is a tiny baby dragon unexpectedly born from a pig. This is never explained, nor is the baby dragon, who is quite mischievous and troublesome, but also cute and loveable lovable in his own way.
30th Nov '17 12:43:40 PM Mareon
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She has an asteroid named for her; on learning this, she commented that henceforth they could call her "Asteroid Lindgren". She also did narrated readings of many of her books for Swedish television and radio. And following 2016, she's now the face of the Swedish 20-crown bill.

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She has an asteroid named for her; on learning this, she commented that henceforth they could call her "Asteroid Lindgren". She also did narrated readings of many of her books for Swedish television and radio. And following 2016, she's now the face of the Swedish 20-crown bill.
bill. [[labelnote:note]]They deliberatly put her on the smallest bill since that was the one children were most likely to use (the only one more likely was the coins, and only the King is allowed on those).[[/labelnote]]
10th Apr '17 6:46:26 AM AnotherDuck
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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart'') A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV-series (most of the movies are edited from TV-footage though).

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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was a UsefulNotes/{{Swed|en}}ish author of children's books. Her books have been translated into 85 languages, published in more than a hundred countries and sold more than 145 million copies. She has written dozens of books; some of the most famous ones are ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', ''Mio, My Mio'', and ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof''. They verge from the relatively mundane (''The Children of Noisy Village'') to children's detective stories (the ''Bill Bergson'' series) to straight-out fantasy (''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'', ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart'') ''Literature/TheBrothersLionheart''). A good chunk of her books have been turned into movies or TV-series (most of the movies are edited from TV-footage though).
4th Jan '17 8:02:07 PM LarryMullen
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* CounterpartComparison:
** ''Mio my son''. The book takes place in a fantasy world where a reluctant hero and his loyal sidekick ventures into a barren wasteland to overthrow an evil overlord who lives in a tower with a red glowing eye in it - and he is solely responsible for making his land a complete desert. The book was published in 1953, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Coincidentally at the same time as a certain other novel, telling the story of a reluctant hero and his loyal sidekick, who ventures into a barren wasteland, to overthrow an evil overlord, living in a tower where a red glowing eye can be seen]]. ''And this is, by the way, completely coincidental!''. Also complete coincidental is the fact that Christopher Lee played major bad guys [[http://www.imdb.com/search/name?roles=tt0093543,tt0167260 in both movies]].
** "Mio min Mio" also has very many similarities with HarryPotter (an abused orphan boy is taken to a magical world, realizes that he has to defeat a terrible villain and becomes the owner of an invisibility cloak).



* MemeticMutation: Pretty much every one of her books, and most of the movies, are sources of this for Swedes.
** Allan Edwall's interpretation of Anton Svensson, the father of Emil in three successive movies:
---> '''[[LargeHam EEEEEEEEEMMMMMIIIILLLL!]]'''
** The gnomes in ''Literature/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter''.
--> Voffo gör di på dette vise?
** "[[Literature/TheBrothersLionheart ALL POWER TO TENGIL, OUR LIBERATOR!]]"
** "Du har inte den den rätta knycken, fabbro Melker!"
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