The Best of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Written by Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She's funny, feisty and incredibly strong and has the most amazing adventures! Here's a chance to read three books about Pippi in one volume - Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes Aboard and Pippi in the South Seas. Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by bestselling artist, Tony Ross.


The Best of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold - and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In these three favourite stories, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast!


'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

'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

'One of the Greatest Female Characters Ever Created ... This is terrific reading for all ages both girls and boys.' - Amazon Reviewer

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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384 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th July 2012




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