Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. 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 ideas! As strong as an ox and as brave as a tiger, flame-haired Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars or tugging a bull’s tail! In this wonderful pocket edition of Astrid Lindgren’s hilarious classic, illustrator Lauren Child brings fearless, feisty Pippi to brand new life in her own inimitable style.

“Lauren Child’s take on the classic Pippi Longstocking is gorgeous.” The Bookseller

“Akin to a marriage made in heaven.” Junior magazine

“Sublime.” Amanda Craig, The Times

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  • This book is so funny and mind boggling!!! Pippi is amazing.

    25 February 2018

  • Pippi is so cool! She is a thing – searcher, and she always persuades Tommy and Annika to come to her house. If you read this book, you’d want to be just like Pippi! She is brave, likes jumping, and is adventurous, she also jumps down balconies, used to sail the seas, and rides her horse up to school!

    15 October 2016

  • loved it

    Such a funny book. I can see why it has such lovely reviews. I could re-read it and re-read it!

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    I liked the story because it was exciting to read what Pippi was going to do!

    7 March 2014

  • Reallly funny this book is great!

    21 August 2013

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  • Awards

    Astrid Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1958.

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    Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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