Author(s): Astrid Lindgren
Loved by millions of children around the world Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time. This new edition of the classic story by Astrid Lindgren contains brand new black and white artwork by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, introducing Pippi's adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers.
Celebrating 75 years of everyone's favourite quirky heroine!
'Pippi Longstocking may have debuted in 1945, but she feels like a very modern heroine: independent and spirited, underpinned by kindness and warmth'' The Bookseller 'If Pippi met Voldemort she'd make mincemeat out of him and then, because she's a generous, forgiving soul, sit him down and feed him ginger snaps.'
Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907, and grew up at a farm called NAs in the south of Sweden. She began her writing career in 1944 after she won a children's book competition, with Pippi Longstocking published a year later. She published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages, and she received numerous honours and awards. Astrid Lindgren died in 2002. Ingrid Nyman (1916-1959) was a Danish illustrator, noted for her work on the Pippi Longstocking books of which she was the original illustrator.