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Pippi Longstocking, Hard Back Gift Edition by Astrid Lindgren
  

Pippi Longstocking, Hard Back Gift Edition

Astrid Lindgren

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Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Readers are charmed by her sense of fun. This sumptuous gift edition produced to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of first publication but also the centenary of Oxford Children’s Books has a sparkling new translation, and throughout there are the most stunning and wonderful collage pictures from award-winning illustrator, Lauren Child.
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Lauren vividly remembers the first time she read Pippi Longstocking:
I discovered Pippi when I was about 8 years old and found her completely inspiring.

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Pippi Longstocking, Hard Back Gift Edition by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She lives in Villa Villekula with a horse, a monkey and a big suitcase full of gold coins. She spends her days arranging adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull’s tail!

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'It should be on the national curriculum for 8-year olds instead of the tripe currently recommended; It should be on every child's bookshelf.' Amanda Craig, The Times

About the Author

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Ericsson on November 14, 1907 on a farm called Nas outside the small town of Vimmerby in Sweden. As a child, Astrid loved to read, particularly books which had girls as the heroine. She loved Anne of Green Gables and the Pollyanna books. One of her strongest recollections as a child was meeting two pilots, Captains Sonders and Madicken. One of them tried to land on the roof of her house, or that is the way it looked at the time.

After attending public school, she moved to Stockholm and married Sture Lindgren. The Lindgrens had two children. Astrid wrote her first story, Britt-Mari Opens Her Heart, in 1944. Her second book, Pippi Longstocking, which she wrote as a present for her daughter's tenth birthday, was published in 1945. She received the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book prize for Pippi and became a book editor for that publisher for many years. She also received numerous other honours and awards including the International Book Award.

Astrid published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages. She died in 2002, aged 94.

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Format

Hardback
208 pages

Author

Astrid Lindgren
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Author's Website

www.astridlindgren.se/en

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st September 2007

ISBN

9780192782403

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