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Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been sold worldwide in 91 languages. Spot-on for boys and for girls, and for reading aloud or for reading alone, this book is illustrated throughout by best-selling artist, Tony Ross, who also illustrated the Horrid Henry series and the Little Princess stories.
Are you carrying a monkey on your shoulder? Pippi is! Have you ever caught an escaped tiger? Pippi has! Do you know of a tree that grows chocolate bars? Pippi does! Pippi, Tommy and Annika have the best time together - going to the circus, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But when Pippi's long-lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika behind?
'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
'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
Publication date: 31/03/2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||31st March 2012|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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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