author of the "Pippi Lockstocking" books
- Master Detective Kalle Blomkvist
Is about a boy, Kalle Blomqvist, who is "hunting gangsters" together with his
friends. They all avidly gobarefoot and Lindgren explicitly describes the
joys of walking barefoot.
The english language edition is: Bill Bergson
and the White Rose Rescue: Freeman, Don [Illus. by]. : NY: Viking Press ;
(1965) ; First Edition ; 215 pp. ; Translated from the Swedish by FLORENCE LAMBORN.
More information on Astrid Lindgren is to be found here.
the Robber's Daughter
Ronia, who lives
with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she
befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain
.... "Ronia jumped into her clothes. It did not take long, because all she had to do
was to pull a foal- skin tunic over her shirt, with trousers to match. And she always went
barefoot, until the snow came, so no time had to be wasted on boots or slippers."
(The hardback edition contains line drawings).
"Ronia spent her time in the woods as usual. It was very quiet there now, but she
thought even the autumn woods were good to wander in. The moss was soft and green and damp
under her bare feet..."
Children of the Noisy Village
Describes the summer adventures of a group of children in a Swedish village (Bullerby) in
a period before the second world war. They spend much of the summer barefoot.