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Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She's funny, feisty and incredibly strong and has the most amazing adventures! Here's a chance to read three books about Pippi in one volume - Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes Aboard and Pippi in the South Seas. Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by bestselling artist, Tony Ross.
Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold - and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In these three favourite stories, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast!
'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
'Generations of children have grown up loving these wonderful stories about the invincible girl with the unforgettable name.' - Manchester Evening News
'Funny, charismatic Pippi is the person every small child wants to be ... Magical Stuff.' - Frances Perkins, Dorset Society
'One of the Greatest Female Characters Ever Created ... This is terrific reading for all ages both girls and boys.' - Amazon Reviewer
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||5th July 2012|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Collections:||100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,|
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) is the third most translated writer for children (after Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm), and her books have sold more than 160 million copies worldwide. She became famous in her country almost overnight, with the publication of the first Pippi Longstocking books in 1945, and was awarded numerous honours, including the Hans Christian Andersen medal and the Gold Medal of the Swedish Academy in 1971.More About Astrid Lindgren