Swedish Epic Stories for Kids
Pippi Longstocking written by Astrid Lindgren is an advocate and heroine for young girls, and a rebel as well. She educates kids in her story on being themselves, and to believe that anything is possible. She challenges the strongest man in the world, “Mighty Adolph”, and can carry a horse all on her own. The story of Pippi Longstocking is a widely told tale in grade schools of Sweden.
Also an Astrid Lidgren classic, The Tomten is a widely enjoyed child story read in Sweden. In this story, it’s a cold and snowy winter night and the animals of Sweden are comforted by a small troll. The troll promises them that it will warm up and Spring will soon arrive. The troll brings unity and hope to the animals of the farm.