- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reissue edition (5 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192733060
- ISBN-13: 978-0192733061
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pippi Longstocking Paperback – 5 Apr 2012
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Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent and irrefutably delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she's attempting to learn the "pluttification" tables at school, fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus or playing tag with police officers. Pippi's high-spirited, good-natured antics cause as much trouble as fun, but a more generous child you won't find anywhere.
Astrid Lindgren has created a unique and lovable character, inspiring generations of children to want to be Pippi. More than anything, Pippi makes reading a pleasure; no child will welcome the end of the book, and many will return to Pippi Longstocking again and again. Simply put, Pippi is irresistible. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Pippi is in the great tradition of children's protagonists who subvert the adult world, whether by questioning it, like Alice, or simply throwing it into chaos, like Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat.' (Guardian)
'Generations of children have grown up loving these wonderful stories about the invincible girl with the unforgettable name.' (Manchester Evening News)
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Top Customer Reviews
She makes friends with neighbouring children Tommy and Annika, and as the local adults wring their hands about a child living on her own, Pippi, with extreme good nature and playfulness, has fun with anybody who tries to control her, from bullies to burglars to policemen to schoolteachers to a very irate circus ringmaster.
The stories are still fresh and have very little period detail that needs explaining. They are very lively, and my daughter has requested the other two books in the series.
Would make a great gift for a girl of between 5 and 8ish depending on reading ability.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Somehow I reached the age of 56 without ever reading this. Amazing, so lively, so unexpected!Published 21 hours ago by Jill
Fabulous pippi fans book
Lovely casing too
Real happy reader this end
Lovely gift and timeless classic of lots of pippi stories in one book
A delightful, entertaining children's story suitable for both boys and girls. Great that it's available on Kindle now 'Published 1 month ago by Sophia 77
Daughter loved this book. She thought Pippi was funny, strange and very strong.Published 2 months ago by E. Tutar