Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child






6 Sep 2007




$39.95 AUD

$45.99 NZD

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A true children's classic, now available for the first time in a lavish, full colour gift edition, with illustrations by award-winning children's artist, Lauren Child.

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 plans. 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. This gift edition of Pippi Longstocking features a specially commissioned new English translation of the original Swedish text, and illustrator Lauren Child has brought her own inimitable style to this feisty and inspiring little girl.


Author Astrid Lindgren

Illustrator Lauren Child

During her lifetime, Lindgren was awarded dozens of Swedish and international prizes for her writing, among them the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1958: widely considered the ultimate accolade for an author of children's books. Lauren Child was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2001 for 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato' and the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award in 2002 for 'That Pesky Rat'.


`'Lauren Child is so good, it's exhilarating.'' The Independent

`'Lauren Child's distinctive style is perfect for Pippi Longstocking, the nine-year-old girl with enormous strength and very large shoes.'' Sunday Express

`'should certainly be on every child's bookshelf.'' Amanda Craig, The Times

`'Child's an inspired choice to hook a new generation of children on Sweden's greatest literary export . . . If Pippi met Voldemort she'd make mincemeat out of him and then, because she's a generous, forgiving soul, sit him down and feed him ginger snaps.' ' Telegraph