Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780140309577

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Brief Description:
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.


Brief Description:
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.


Review Quotes:
"A rollicking story of Pippi who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact way in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story."


Biographical Note:
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950, and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Seas. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children's literature.


Publisher Marketing:
Pippi Longstocking lives in a ramshackle house with a horse on the porch, a monkey on the roof, and a trunk full of gold coins in the kitchen. Without any parents to tell her when to go to bed, Pippi has the perfect life - especially for a nine-year-old.


Publisher Marketing:
The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi's scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.

"A rollicking story." --The Horn Book


Review Citations:
  • Entertainment Weekly 12/14/2007 pg. 76 (EAN 9780140309577, Paperback)
  • School Library Journal 11/01/2007 pg. 94 (EAN 9780670062768, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2008 (EAN 9780670062768, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 10/01/2008 pg. 348 (EAN 9780670062768, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780670062768, Hardcover)