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Pippi Longstocking By Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren


$15.49
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

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.

Pippi Longstocking Summary

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

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. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

Pippi Longstocking Reviews

Lauren Child's . . . version of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking is sublime. * Amanda Craig, The Times *
[Lauren Child's] an inspired choice to hook a new generation of children on Sweden's greatest literary export. * Susanna Forest, Telegraph Review *
Some word and picture partnerships are akin to a marriage made in heaven. First there was EH Shepard and AA Milne, then Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl - now Lauren Child and Astrid Lindgren. If ever there was an illustrator born to understand the psyche and well-loved quirkiness of Pippi Longstocking and infuse it with a 21st-century edge, then Child is that artist. * Junior *
There's no stopping Lauren Child as she brings her own inimitable style to illustrate Pippi Longstocking . . . Everyone will love this. * The Bookseller *
Lauren Child . . . is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome edition of Pippi . . . her unmistakable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book and will enable another generation of readers to enjoy the exploits of this extraordinary little girl. * Books for Keeps *
Pippi is my favourite girl hero * Cressida Cowell, Express *
I love how unconsciously rebellious she is. She doesn't care about rules, she cares about people. * Alicia Vikander *

About Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907. Pippi Longstocking was published in Sweden in 1945 and was an instant success with children. She died in 2002.Lauren Child was born in 1967 and grew up in Marlborough in Wiltshire. She now lives in London.

Additional information

GOR004669855
9780192758231
0192758233
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20120906
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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