Pippi Longstocking: Gift Edition

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! She would much rather spend her days having wild adventures, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. 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 gift edition of a true children’s 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

“If ever there was an illustrator born to understand the psyche and well-loved quirkiness of Pippi Longstocking and infuse it with a 21st-century edge, then Child is that artist.” Junior magazine

“Sublime.” Amanda Craig, The Times

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  • I have just read this book, it is FANTASTIC!!! I think I am dressing up as Pippi at world books day. I just couldn’t put it down!

    24 November 2016

  • loved it

    AWESOME This is an brilliant story, or should I say collection of stories. I would recommend this book to someone who is aged 7- 11 and quiet girly. I wish I was Pippi. I would stay up really late. The Lauren Child illustrations were awesome,(they were what made me buy the book in the first place).I also liked Karlson flies again.

    13 April 2014

  • very good!

    8 March 2014

  • We are currently reading this book, however I have read it before but it is still AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 December 2013

  • loved it

    When I read the back of the book I thought she was like me but she wasn’t because I don’t enjoy telling tails to other people.

    My favourite part was when Pippi was on the tight rope. My favourite chapter was Pippi goes to the circus because I liked it when Pippi wrestled the strongest man in the world. My favourite character was Pippi because I think she’s funny.

    In the first chapter (Pippi comes to Villekula cottage) the first thing it said was, “At the end of a little Swedish town lay an old, overgrown orchard. In the orchard was a cottage, lied Pippi Longstocking.”

    I loved this book. I think this book is suitable for ages 6+.

    Stephanie, aged 8

    15 August 2013

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  • Awards

    Astrid Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1958.

  • Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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