Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) created the character of Pippi Longstocking to entertain her daughter. Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children’s literature.
The Adventures of Pippi Longstockingby Astrid Lindgren, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)
An enticing, newly illustrated collection of the enduringly popular Pippi stories. Since Pippi Longstocking was first published in 1950, the escapades of the incomparable Pippi,the girl with upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do, have delighted boys and girls alike. Now, for the first time, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, andPippi in the South Seas are all together in one bumper volume, with new illustrations in full-color and black-and-white.The collection is an ideal introduction for anyone discovering Pippi for the first time, while confirmed fans will enjoy revisiting their favorite episodes and recalling some they've forgotten. Her admirers will also find fascinating new biographical information about author Astrid Lindgren and the origin of the Pippi stories. Astrid Lindgren was awarded the 1958 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature.
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This has been a great book for my reluctant reader who has seen the movies and knows the characters and "short stories." The type is large and spaced nicely for a 3rd-4th grader to easily read. The pictures are like a scrapbook. Each chapter has been great for reviewing characters, setting, conflict, rising actions, etc. We even had Pippi Day where we rolled ginger cookies on the kitchen floor.
When I was a little girl, I read Pippi Longstocking and my love of reading began. Her adventures are timeless and the imagination soars when you read it. I once again laughed at her reasoning and marveled at her big heart. I couldn't help but to want to share this with my precious granddaughter, so that she too could experience Pippi;s attics!
It's amazing that a book written so long ago can inspire the children of the 21st century who are growing up in a tech-oriented society.