Arguably the only thing better than Lindgren’s original novel is this wacky comic strip of her beloved character, Pippi Longstocking. There’s something about the kooky artwork, the bold primary colors, and dialogue that sometimes verges on non sequitur that will prime readers previously unfamiliar with the Strongest Girl in the World. (And that recent Chance the Rapper shout out doesn’t hurt, either.)
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The definitive Pippi Longstocking, in paperback for the first time!
For over sixty years, Astrid Lindgren's irrepressible red-haired, freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking has been a favorite of children all over the world. This enchanting edition features an all-new translation by award-winning Tiina Nunnally and full-color illustrations throughout by Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola. Child's pictures are the perfect match for Lindgren's text. "I discovered Pippi Longstocking when I was eight years old and found her completely inspiring . . . . an entirely free spirit," Lauren Child says. With a free-wheeling, playful design, this captivating new edition captures the essence of its beloved heroine.
About the Author
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) created the character of Pippi in 1945. Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature in 1958.
Lauren Child, the award-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola, has won the Smarties Gold Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London.
Tiina Nunnally has translated over twenty books from Scandinavian languages into English. She lives in Seattle, Washington.