Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Astrid Lindgren, Tony Ross

ISBN:

9780192793829

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

19 May 2015

Availability:

69

Series:

$15.95 AUD

$17.99 NZD

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Description

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?!
In this collection of stories Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika, set sail for the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, and play marbles with real pearls. Luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi Longstocking!

Suitable for 7+

Authors

Author Astrid Lindgren , Sweden

Illustrator Tony Ross , UK

Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907, and grew up on a farm in the south of Sweden. Her first book was published in 1944, followed a year later by Pippi Longstocking. She published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than ninety languages, and she received numerous honours and awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She died in 2002. Tony Ross' first book was published in 1976, and he has since illustrated more than 800 books. As well as Horrid Henry and the Little Princess books, he has illustrated books for many other authors, including Roald Dahl, Michael Palin, and Paula Danziger.

Reviews

` Generations of children have grown up loving these wonderful stories about the invincible girl with the unforgettable name.' Manchester Evening News

`I read this book to my son (aged just 5). He laughed so much that he fell off the bed!' Amazon reviewer

`I don't know who is enjoying this book more - my six year old son or myself. Pippi is a feisty character with a touch of the superhero about her and is as appealing to me now as she was when I was a kid.' Amazon reviewer

`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

`She's the greatest thing since sliced bread and twice as perky. For a fabulous romp through the increasingly ridiculous, I more than recommend this quirky spunky fan-freakin'-tastic book. It hasn't aged a jot.' Amazon reviewer