Pippi Longstocking

by

Astrid Lindgren

Translated by Tiina Nunnally

Illustrated by Lauren Child

Reading Age: 8+

Interest level: 6+

by

Astrid Lindgren

Translated by Tiina Nunnally

Illustrated by Lauren Child

Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase of gold coins, and meets Tommy and Annika who quickly become her best friends. They join her on her amusing escapades – joining the circus, dancing with burglars and celebrating her birthday.

 

This lovely new edition of a classic has been brought up-to-date with delightful illustrations from Lauren Child and a new translation from Tiina Nunnally. The collection brings together 11 favourite Pippi stories, and will ensure that readers young and old fall in love with this fabulous heroine.

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press

About the author

  • Lauren Child

    Lauren burst on to the children's book scene in 1999 with two picture books, I Want a Pet and Clarice Bean - That's Me. Her fresh and unique style of illustration and writing was an instant hit, and in 2000 she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the first of her original Charlie and Lola picture books.

     

     

    In 2008 Lauren launched the 'My Life is a Story Campaign' for UNESCO's Programme for the Education of Children in Need and donated all profits from the republishing of That Pesky Rat in the same year to the programme. In December 2008 she was named as Artist for Peace for Unesco. Lauren was awarded an MBE for services to literature in the 2010.

     

    Her latest series of books is the Ruby Redfort Series, based on the favourite fictional character Ruby who appears in the Clarice Bean books.

    Lauren Child: photo by Polly Borland
    Lauren Child: photo by Polly Borland

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I read this book with my mom for bedtime. I love this book and my favourite chapter is when Pippi goes up the tree. I like Pippi and I dressed up liked her to school on 'Book Day'.

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Watford
14 July 2015

This is the best book you can imagine! It is funny, strange, wonderful and just brilliant! Recomended to all girls.

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1 March 2015

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