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.
Review 'Lauren Child's … version of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking is sublime.' Amanda Craig, The Times '[Lauren Child's] an inspired choice to hook a new generation of children on Sweden's greatest literary export.' Susanna Forest, Telegraph Review 'Some word and picture partnerships are akin to a marriage made in heaven. First there was EH Shepard and AA Milne, then Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl-now Lauren Child and Astrid Lindgren. If ever there was an illustrator born to understand the psyche and well-loved quirkiness of Pippi Longstocking and infuse it with a 21st-century edge, then Child is that artist.' Junior 'There's no stopping Lauren Child as she brings her own inimitable style to illustrate Pippi Longstocking… Everyone will love this.' The Bookseller 'Lauren Child … is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome, large format edition of Pippi … her unmistakable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book and will enable another generation of readers to enjoy the exploits of this extraordinary little girl.' Books for Keeps
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.