Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
  

Pippi in the South Seas

Written by Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading aloud and for reading alone and this edition is illustrated throughout by bestselling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry series and the Little Princess stories. Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been sold worldwide in 91 languages.

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Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren

Have you ever given a shark a good telling-off? Pippi has! Do you know what a squeazle is? Pippi does! Can you carry your Dad on your shoulders? Pippi can! Pippi, Tommy, and Annika are off on their greatest adventure yet - a trip to the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, play marbles with real pearls and luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi!

Reviews

'Generations of children have grown up loving these wonderful stories about the invincible girl with the unforgettable name.' - Manchester Evening News

'Funny, charismatic Pippi is the person every small child wants to be ... Magical Stuff.' - Frances Perkins, Dorset Society

'Pippi is in the great tradition of children's protagonists who subvert the adult world, whether by questioning it, like Alice, or simply throwing it into chaos, like Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat.' - Sean French, The Guardian

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

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Astrid Lindgren
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Author's Website

www.astridlindgren.se/en

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th April 2012

ISBN

9780192793829

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