Pippi Longstocking

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 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.

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.

When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren’s books. She remembers: ‘I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.’ Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls – notably Clarice Bean and Lola – Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

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