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Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas! As strong as an ox and as brave as a tiger, flame-haired Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars or tugging a bull’s tail! In this wonderful pocket edition of Astrid Lindgren’s hilarious classic, illustrator Lauren Child brings fearless, feisty Pippi to brand new life in her own inimitable style.

“Lauren Child’s take on the classic Pippi Longstocking is gorgeous.” The Bookseller

“Akin to a marriage made in heaven.” Junior magazine

“Sublime.” Amanda Craig, The Times

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Lauren Child

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Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. Lauren was born in 1967, and grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. After studying Art at Manchester Polytechnic and London Art School, she worked in a variety of jobs, including assistant to Damien Hirst. She also started her own company, ‘Chandeliers for the People’, making exotic lampshades.

Her first children’s book Clarice Bean, That’s Me won a Bronze medal at the Nestle Smarties Book Awards. In 2000, she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal for I Will Not Ever, Never Eat a Tomato followed by a second Nestlé Smarties Book Prize in 2002 for That Pesky Rat. Clarice Bean became the star of Lauren’s first novel Utterly Me, Clarice Bean in 2002, and went on to appear in two more novels. A television series based on her Charlie and Lola books has also become a huge hit for CBBC.

Lauren Child first introduced the character of Ruby Redfort in her three award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean novels. Since then she has been inundated with letters from fans asking for the Ruby Redfort books. And it must have worked, because the first two in the series, Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes and Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath have already been published to great critical and commercial success.

Lauren Child’s illustrations contain many different mediums including magazine cuttings, collage, material and photography as well as traditional watercolours. Lauren lives in London, where she works for the Design Agency ‘Big Fish’. In 2008 she was announced as UNESCO’s Artist for Peace and in 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to literature.

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  1. Clarice thumb 136

    on 15 October 2016

    Pippi is so cool! She is a thing – searcher, and she always persuades Tommy and Annika to come to her house. If you read this book, you’d want to be just like Pippi! She is brave, likes jumping, and is adventurous, she also jumps down balconies, used to sail the seas, and rides her horse up to school!

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 17 March 2016

    this was so horrible i could not turn the page.

    1out of 5
  3. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 9 March 2014

    Such a funny book. I can see why it has such lovely reviews. I could re-read it and re-read it!

    5out of 5
  4. Croc 113527

    on 7 March 2014

    I liked the story because it was exciting to read what Pippi was going to do!

    5out of 5
  5. Stargirl 113407

    on 21 August 2013

    Reallly funny this book is great!

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    on 15 August 2013

    When I read the back of the book I thought she was like me but she wasn’t because I don’t enjoy telling tails to other people.

    My favourite part was when Pippi was on the tight rope. My favourite chapter was Pippi goes to the circus because I liked it when Pippi wrestled the strongest man in the world. My favourite character was Pippi because I think she’s funny.

    In the first chapter (Pippi comes to Villekula cottage) the first thing it said was, “At the end of a little Swedish town lay an old, overgrown orchard. In the orchard was a cottage, lied Pippi Longstocking.”

    I loved this book. I think this book is suitable for ages 6+.

    Stephanie, aged 8

    5out of 5
  7. Clarice thumb 136

    on 29 May 2013

    This book is really sweet. It is quite funny at times. The chapters are different stories about her in a way which I liked. The pictures are really nice too. I recommend it to girls aged 6-10.

  8. Clarice thumb 136

    on 16 April 2012

    It is a really sweet and memorable book for all ages, definitely.

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    on 6 March 2012

    Good book really enjoyed it!

  10. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    great illastrations and a great book!

  11. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2012

    loved it i have read it to my whole family and even reccomended it to my teacher who is not good with books.

    5out of 5
  12. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    i must be one of the older readers of these book it is total diffrent.

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    on 30 December 2011

    AMAZING I loved this book and have read it over and over again I LOVED it. Its funny, light and exciting. Perfect

    5out of 5
  14. Clarice thumb 136

    on 25 October 2011

    I think it is a fantastic book- I have read it again and again and again and haven’t got bored of it!

    5out of 5
  15. Clarice thumb 136

    on 8 September 2011

    AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. Even for me! I don’t read many books like this, as i read bigger books, but this, i have to admit, is a FAVOURITE.

    The humour and the simplicity is what makes it special. The way she can pick up policemen, dance with burglars and do multiflication tables :).

    I would recommend this to everybody, and i give it 5 stars.