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Product description

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

Product Details






Oxford University Press

Date published

September 2nd, 2010

Other details
  • 208 pages



Lauren Child

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  1. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 24 November 2016

    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!

  2. Evie 113313

    on 13 April 2014

    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.

    5out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 8 March 2014

    very good!

  4. Clarice thumb 136

    on 21 December 2013

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

  5. Default avatar

    on 15 August 2013

    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

    5out of 5
  6. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 November 2012

    This book is so good and I like all of Pippi’s funny fibs. The most funny thing is she actually admits her stories are not true!!!!!

    5out of 5
  7. Clarice thumb 136

    on 27 February 2012

    I loves this book, its funny yet adventurous. My favourite chapter was when pippi went to tea, it was so funny because she ruined everything and thought it was good!!

    5out of 5
  8. Default avatar 807810

    on 13 February 2012

    I loved it ! It is all about a creative lively fun girl any child will love !

  9. Dog 113532

    on 6 May 2011

    I would rate this book 10/10 because it is well explained and quite amusing. I really like how Pippi is the sort of girl who acts before she thinks sometimes and is very adventerous