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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!
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 even more appealing to today’s young readers. Pippi is bold, confident and can do whatever she wants, but she’s kind-hearted too: no wonder she’s remained such a favourite with children. There are three stories in this chunky volume, each new story and chapter introduced with a typically lively Tony Ross illustration and is a great way to introduce Pippi to the next generation of fans. ~ Andrea Reece
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. 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 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 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 best-selling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry series and the Little Princess stories.
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 by bestselling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry series and the Little Princess stories. 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 sold worldwide in 91 languages.
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 Child, known to children everywhere as the creator of Charlie and Lola, and winner of the Kate Greenaway and Nestle Gold Awards. This is a beautiful small format gift edition.
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.
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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