Astrid Lindgren

“All the children sat looking at Pippi, who lay flat on the floor, drawing to her heart’s content.
‘But, Pippi,’ said the teacher impatiently, ‘why in the world aren’t you drawing on your paper?’
‘I filled that long ago. There isn’t room enough for my whole horse on that little snip of paper.’ ” –Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking.

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Illustration by Ingrid Vang Nyman.

Tomi Ungerer

“If I write a book I do it mostly for myself for the child in me and for the adult in me. The criterion for my children’s books is: If I were a child would I like it That’s very egotistical but it’s the same thing with my books for adults. I wouldn’t do a book if I didn’t want to partake and share. With a book I can do both: I give and I share.” ― Tomi Ungerer.

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Illustration by Tomi Ungerer (Three robbers).