Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking Cover

Pippi Longstocking

By Astrid Lindgren; Louis S. Glanzman (Illustrator); Florence Lamborn (Translator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142402498, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2005

The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.
"A rollicking story."--"The Horn Book"
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 flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another

About the Author
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), born Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson, was a well-known Swedish writer whose works renewed children's literature in Sweden and Scandinavia. Her best-known characters are independent and unconventional, including the untidy Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson, and Emil and his entertaining pranks.

Her books for children received many awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking in 1973; the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958; and the International Book Award from UNESCO in 1993. Astrid Lindgren's success as an author brought her into the public eye and she became involved in national debates on issues including taxation policies, nuclear power and the treatment of children, refugees and animals. She continued in public life until the age of ninety-one, when she suffered a stroke and stopped appearing in public. Astrid Lindgren passed away at her home in Dalagatan.

Glanzman is one of America's most acclaimed portraitists.

Praise For Pippi Longstocking

A rollicking story. (The Horn Book)