Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. 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! As strong as an ox and as brave as a tiger, flame-haired Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars or tugging a bull’s tail! In this wonderful pocket edition of Astrid Lindgren’s hilarious classic, illustrator Lauren Child brings fearless, feisty Pippi to brand new life in her own inimitable style.
“Lauren Child’s take on the classic Pippi Longstocking is gorgeous.” The Bookseller
“Akin to a marriage made in heaven.” Junior magazine
“Sublime.” Amanda Craig, The Times