Astrid Lindgren – was a Swedish author and screenwriter. She is the world's most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She was the creator of Pippi Longstocking. [Wikipedia] I adored Pippi Longstocking when I was little!
Gridded Self Portrait. This is professional, of course, but what a great idea for middle schoolers to grid two pictures - one self portrait and one of a mediaeval creature and replace some of the squares from some of the creature.