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Maria Gripe

Swedish children's writer

1923   -   2007

country of citizenship: Sweden
languages spoken, written or signed: Swedish
educated at: Stockholm University
occupation: writer, children's writer, screenwriter, author
award received: Nordic Children's Book Prize, Dobloug Prize, Litteris et Artibus, Hans Christian Andersen Award

Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923 – 5 April 2007), was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, which were often written in magical and mystical tone. She has written almost forty books, with many of her characters presented in short series of three or four books (e.g. Hugo and Josephine books, the Shadow series, and the titles about Lotten). For her lasting contribution to children's literature, she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing in 1974.
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Hugo och Josefin

book by Kjell Grede

author: Maria Gripe
illustrator: Harald Gripe


Tordyveln flyger i skymningen

1978 book by Maria Gripe

author: Maria Gripe


Agnes Cecilia

book by Maria Gripe

author: Maria Gripe


Glasblåsarns barn

book by Maria Gripe

author: Maria Gripe



book by Maria Gripe

author: Maria Gripe

Julie et le papa du soir

author: Maria Gripe

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