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Pippi Longstockingby Astrid Lindgren
Synopses & Reviews
In 1950, Viking published the original English version of Pippi Longstocking, the story of an irrepressible red-haired, freckle-faced girl who lived with a monkey and a horse, slept with her feet on the pillow, and found her way into the hearts of children all over the world. Now, Astrid Lindgren's best-selling book has been given a sparkling new translation by the awardwinning Tiina Nunnally and delightful full-color illustrations by the critically acclaimed Lauren Child. This large-format gift book is sure to become the definitive edition of a favorite classic.
A beautiful hardcover edition of a timeless classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child. Young, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, and kept away from her sickly cousin Colin, Mary happens upon a secret, walled garden. As she starts to work in it, the garden begins to flourish, and so do Mary and her new family. With an unjacketed fabric cover, six full color plates, and colored endpapers, everything about this hardcover edition is high-end and luxurious.
Astrid Lindgren's story of feisty, red-haired Pippi has been given a sparkling new translation by award-winning Tiina Nunnally and engaging pictures by acclaimed Lauren Child.
About the Author
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) created the character of Pippi to entertain her daughter. Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature.
Lauren Child is the award-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola. She has won the Smarties Gold Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Lauren lives in London.
Tiina Nunnally has translated over forty books from the Scandinavian languages into English, and has won numerous prizes for her work. Recent translations for children include Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Three Cave Mountain by Per Olov Enquist.
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