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The definitive Pippi Longstocking, in paperback for the first time!
For over sixty years, Astrid Lindgren's irrepressible red-haired, freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking has been a favorite of children all over the world. This enchanting edition features an all-new translation by award-winning Tiina Nunnally and full-color illustrations throughout by Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola. Child's pictures are the perfect match for Lindgren's text. "I discovered Pippi Longstocking when I was eight years old and found her completely inspiring . . . . an entirely free spirit," Lauren Child says. With a free-wheeling, playful design, this captivating new edition captures the essence of its beloved heroine.
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.
Tommy and Annika have a new neighbor: red-haired, freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking, who has upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do. The three children have the most rollicking adventures on their own, with horses and monkeys, the circus, and more!
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 Sea. 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.