Author(s): Astrid Lindgren; Lauren Child (Illustrator)
A true children's classic, now available for the first time in a lavish, full colour gift edition, with illustrations by award-winning children's artist, Lauren Child.Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where 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 plans. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail.Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. This gift edition of Pippi Longstocking features a specially commissioned new English translation of the original Swedish text, and illustrator Lauren Child has brought her own inimitable style to this feisty and inspiring little girl.
A true children's classic, now available for the first time in a lavish, full colour gift edition, with illustrations by award-winning children's artist, Lauren Child
During her lifetime, Lindgren was awarded dozens of Swedish and international prizes for her writing, among them the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1958: widely considered the ultimate accolade for an author of children's books. Lauren Child was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2001 for 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato' and the Nestle Smarties Gold Award in 2002 for 'That Pesky Rat'.