Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren

Puffin | January 1, 1977 | Trade Paperback

4.3333 out of 5 rating. 3 Reviews
"A rollicking story of Pippi, who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact ways in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story." - The Horn Book

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 1977

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140309578

ISBN - 13: 9780140309577

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 1977

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140309578

ISBN - 13: 9780140309577

From the Publisher

"A rollicking story of Pippi, who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact ways in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story." - The Horn Book

About the Author

There are few children's authors more famous than Astrid Lindgren, creator of the feisty, legendary heroine, Pippi Longstocking. Lindgren's work has been acclaimed with many prestigious awards, among them the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1958), the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1978), and the International Book Award (1993). This truly internationally known author was the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medal and has been honored repeatedly in her native Sweden. There is a bronze statue of her in a Stockholm park. Her picture is on a postage stamp. The "World of Astrid Lindgren" is a theme park featuring the wholesome characters of her books. The annual children's literature award is known as the Astrid Lindgren Prize. The inspiration for this long and illustrious career, spanning five decades, is the author's own childhood. Her memories - of free and often wild play with her brothers and sister, of loving parents, of a close-knit farm community, of reading about heroines like Pollyanna and Anne of Green Gables - became the foundations of her books. Lindgren has said, "I write to amuse the child within me, and I can only hope that in this way other children as well can have a little fun." Lindgren amused her own children by telling them stories. Her daughter, Karin, named Pippi Longstocking, and the first written story was given to Karin as a birthday gift. The next year, 1945, Pippi Longstocking won a best children's book competition and Lindgren began writing the perennia
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From Our Editors

With her haywire red pigtails and her happy-go-lucky approach to life, Pippi Longstocking has become one of those cherished characters who are highly symbolic to kids. Living as she does in a shoddy little house with no adults to dictate rules to her and a horse and a monkey for company, Pippi has an enviable life. The appeal of Astrid Lindgren's creation is in her complete independence, as well as her freedom from rules and conventions. Her house may be dilapidated and strange, but it's hers. Just so, Pippi's zingy attitude and nose for adventure makes her an inspiring heroine for other nine-year-olds who have the desire - if not the means - to live on the edge!

 

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"A rollicking story of Pippi who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact way in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story."

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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