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Pippi Longstocking Paperback – May 30 1988
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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."
About the Author
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950, and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Seas. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children's literature.
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J.H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles
in this way astrid and pippi are my always and sweet friends.
Working at wish fulfillment on about ten different levels, Pippi is the ultimate kid's kid. She lives all alone in a large fantastic house. Her mother died while she was but a babe and her father has been lost at sea. As optimistic regarding her father's return as Primrose Squarp in "Everything On a Waffle", Pippi fills her days with dancing, pancakes, and games. She owns a whole suitcase of gold coins, which allow her the freedom to live alone and untended. On top of that, she has her own monkey (the drolly named Mr. Nilsson) and horse. The neighbor children Annika and Tommy think (rightly so) that Pippi's a wonder. She never attends school or bothers with all the problems other children suffer. Instead, she has her own unique perspective on life and the people around her. Though precocious she's never mean, even when dealing with bullies or criminals.
The book, originally published in American in 1950, is a wonder.Read more ›
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump in Swedish) is a delightful tale of a young girl who lives only with her horse and monkey, while taking care of herself using her wits and wackiness. After meeting the children next door, she opens their eyes to a whole new way of seeing things.
Their stuffy parents are appalled with the way the girl lives alone (her uncle is a ship captain), so they try to get the government involved in her care-taking. Leave it to Pippi to find a way out of a jam!
Children will love this tale for it's silliness, and its smart thinking!
Most recent customer reviews
I grew up with Pippi Longstocking and wanted a non-Disney non-princess hero for my daughter. This book teaches so many useful qualities to girls, and is full of creativity,... Read morePublished on March 19 2013 by Natalia
What are countless memories but figments of our imaginations? Long-lost dreams that are no longer here? Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2006 by Jason Peterson
This is a fun and silly novel about a girl with mind-boggling strength, intense zest for life, spontaneity, and no desire for practicality. It is light-hearted and fun to read.Published on June 30 2004
Pippi reinforced my innate belief that I could do anything I wanted to do and that it was OK to be a strong and brave girl. Read morePublished on July 21 2003
Pippi Longstocking is the best series of books ever. Astrid Lindgren wrote these books so colorfully and beautifully, every child has to love them. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I wanted to be Pippi! Long live Pippi Longstocking!Published on Dec 17 2002
Pippi longstocking was one of the first chapter books I read as I had to read it for a Third grade class. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002
It might be heretical, but parents of girls younger than eight or so might consider passing on this book. Read morePublished on March 7 2002
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