Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  

Pippi Longstocking

Written by Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Lauren Child

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September 2012 Book of the Month. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child, known to children everywhere as the creator of Charlie and Lola, and winner of the Kate Greenaway and Nestle Gold Awards. This is a beautiful small format gift edition.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Pippi Longstocking is the heroine of every nine-year-old girl who reads of her fantastic adventures with shark and tiger and in school and of many a nine-year-old boy too!
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Synopsis

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas! She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting 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. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. A

Reviews

Lauren Child's ... version of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstockingis sublime. Amanda Craig, The Times

[Lauren Child's] an inspired choice to hook a new generation of children on Sweden's greatest literary export. Susanna Forest, Telegraph Review

Some word and picture partnerships are akin to a marriage made in heaven. First there was EH Shepard and AA Milne, then Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl - now Lauren Child and Astrid Lindgren. If ever there was an illustrator born to understand the psyche and well-loved quirkiness of Pippi Longstocking and infuse it with a 21st-century edge, then Child is that artist. Junior

There's no stopping Lauren Child as she brings her own inimitable style to illustrate iPippi Longstocking ... Everyone will love this. The Bookseller

Lauren Child ... is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome edition of Pippi ... her unmistakable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book and will enable another generation of readers to enjoy the exploits of this extraordinary little girl. Books for Keeps

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
208 pages

Author

Astrid Lindgren
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Author's Website

www.astridlindgren.se/en

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9780192758231

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