Pippi Longstocking 70th Anniversary Pippi Longstocking 70th Anniversary

Pippi Longstocking has been enchanting children for 70 years. With her bright orange pigtails and eccentric clothes she is immediately recognisable. Funny and bright, she lives alone in a house, without rules but with a pet monkey called Mr Nelson, and she has the most wonderful adventures - no wonder children still love reading about Pippi!

The Best of Pippi Longstocking (3 Books in 1)
Astrid Lindgren
It might be 70 years since the first Pippi Longstocking story was published, but they haven't dated in the slightest, in fact Lindgren's stories of the nine year old free spirit living completely free of adult supervision are if anything... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Astrid Lindgren
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout the world, making her one of the all-time greatest children's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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To mark this anniversary Oxford University Press is re-issuing 4 classic Pippi stories translated from the original Swedish stories of Astrid Lindgren and with lively illustrations by Tony Ross; these stories are perfect for newly independent readers.

Each year Astrid is remembered through a global award named after her and for 2015 the winner is an innovative reading and storytelling program based in South Africa. This year Lovereading4kids' very own editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare attended; read Julia's article about Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize.

Why not hold your own Pippi Longstocking party? There's a fantastic party kit to download here with ideas for making party bunting, fancy dress and games to play!

Five facts about Pippi Longstocking!

Pippi's father is a swashbuckling pirate captain!

Pippi has superhuman strength - she can pick up her horse with one hand!

Pippi lives by herself in Villekula Cottage.

Pippi loves to tell tales...sometimes they are are rather exaggerated...

Pippi LOVES her freckles!

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) originally wrote Pippi Longstocking for her daughter Karin to cheer her when she was confined to bed with pnuemonia. Astrid collected these bedtime tales together into the first Pippi Longstocking book and it went on to win her the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book Prize. Astrid published over 100 novels and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden with her books translated into over seventy languages and selling over 145 million copies world-wide. The books have also been adapted into numerous films and tv shows.

Astrid Lindgren said she wrote for children “to teach them how to be more human and understanding of people.”

Pippi fans will love this activity pack with colouring in, a Pippi quiz and puzzles - and guidance on how to help children get the most out of the Pippi books.


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