Little Astrid grew up very happily on an old farm in Sweden. When she was four, her friend Edit read Astrid her first story. Suddenly, the entire place was filled with giants, witches and fairies. They all came out from a magic object call a book. Astrid did her best to learn how to read, and once she started, she didn't want to stop. Includes a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the writer’s life.