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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.

Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She's funny, feisty, and has the most amazing adventures.  Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been sold worldwide in 91 languages. Spot-on for boys and for girls, and for reading aloud or for reading alone, this book is illustrated throughout by bestselling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry series and the Little Princess stories.

Pippi Longstocking Synopsis

Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble!

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: 31st March 2012
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: Bookshelf Essentials

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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