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The name "Tjorven" is a fictional character created by Astrid Lindgren. It comes from a popular Swedish family show on television in the early 1960s. Based on a script by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the story is about a number of characters living in the archipelago outside Stockholm. A central character is a plump and sunny little girl nicknamed Tjorven. [1]

In the movies of Saltkråkan the character was portrayed by Swedish actress Maria Johansson.


In Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , 'Tjorven' appears also as the name for a cat character Mikael Blomkvist finds during his stay at a guest house.[ citation needed ]

Tjorven was also one of many nicknames for a woman who was accused of eating children in Romania.[ citation needed ]

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  1. Astrid Lindgren (7 April 2016). Seacrow Island. Oxford University Press - Children. pp. 35–. ISBN   978-0-19-274558-3.