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Pippi Longstocking

Written by Astrid Lindgren

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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 is nine years old, lives alone with a horse and a money, and does exactly as she pleases. She has no mother and her father is king of a cannibal island. She gets up when she likes, never goes to school, talks a great deal, keeps a chest of gold coins under the bed, and is unexpectedly strong. This book contains her marvellous escapades.

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)

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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: 1st January 1970
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

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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