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Pippi Longstocking

Written by Astrid Lindgren

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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LoveReading View on Pippi Longstocking

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 a horse and a monkey and spends her days having wonderfully imaginative adventures with her friends. Once hooked on Pippi, readers will find she’s a character that will never be forgotten.  Perfect for children just setting out on the wonderful experience of reading alone.

Be sure to check out the lovely hardback gift edition of this title from Oxford University Press.

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Pippi Longstocking Synopsis

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?!

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!

And 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.

The Good Book Guide Review

The first Pippi Longstocking story was published in Sweden in 1945, making its indomitable heroine seventy this year! Living on her own in a cottage with a horse and monkey, nine-year-old Pippi still appeals to today’s children with her independent tomboy ways, comic adventures and, perhaps most enviable to some children, her freedom to do exactly as she pleases. (Ages 7-11)

Pippi Longstocking Press 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

 

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ISBN: 9780192793799
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192758231
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192793799
Publication date: 31/03/2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192782403
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780192793799
Publication date: 01/01/1970
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192793799
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Pippi Longstocking

About 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 ...

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