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Pippi Longstocking

Written by Astrid Lindgren

Illustrated by Lauren Child

Adventure Stories Classic Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

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Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking.  Readers are charmed by her sense of fun. This sumptuous gift edition produced to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of first publication but also the centenary of Oxford Children’s Books has a sparkling new translation, and throughout there are the most stunning and wonderful collage pictures from award-winning illustrator, Lauren Child.

Find out more about Lauren Child, her books, characters and inspirations in our Guest Editor feature.



Pippi Longstocking Synopsis

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.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780192782403
Publication date: 6th September 2007
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction, Family / Home Stories
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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