As I type this post, I am enjoying the view from a farmhouse tucked deep into the landscape of Gotland, Sweden. Many of you know by now that I have some deep Swedish roots in my family. From food to vacations and books, I am always looking for ways to embrace my Swedish Heritage. This… Read More Book Pilgrimage: Visiting Astrid Lindgren’s Home in Sweden
It’s an exceptionally magical time of year. As I was pondering this the thought of my friend the “winter tomte” or “jul tomte” popped into my mind. Is there really such a thing? Ah yes, there really is such a thing as a winter tomte and this time of year especially we have many eager… Read More An Exceptionally Magical Winter Tomte Booklist!
Pippi Longstocking is perhaps my first childhood book friend. Pippi is the ultimate kid’s kid and free spirit. She is able to lift strong policemen, climb tall houses and trees, rescue children from burning buildings and adults from their boring chatter. Pippi lives all alone in a large yellow and pink house, her mother died… Read More A Day with Pippi Longstocking | Making your own Longstockings Activity
Last fall I had the pleasure of visiting the childhood home of Astrid Lindgren in Sweden. Getting to see where the author of Pippi Longstockings, Mio my Mio, and the Brother’s Lionheart, lived and grew up was almost verging on a pilgrimage for me. The center and heart of Astrid Lindgren’s world was the re… Read More Author Astrid Lindgren’s House in Sweden