Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

£10.99

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren’s nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child, winner of both the Kate Greenaway Award and the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award.

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This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pictures from the award-winning Lauren Child. The contemporary design, imaginative layout of the text, and stunning illustrations from Lauren Child all add up to a perfect gift purchase. When the book published in hardback, it gathered many wonderful reviews, including this one from Books for Keeps: 'Lauren Child is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome, large format edition of Pippi . . . her unmistakeable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book.' Pippi lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in her village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. 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, ortugging a bull's tail and her wildly unconventional lifestyle is matched by Lauren's free-spirited illustrations.

Additional information

Weight0.604 kg
Dimensions24.6 × 19.2 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

202

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

839.7374 (edition:22)

Readership

Ages 5-12 / Code: B