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Pippi Longstocking

By (author) Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Lauren Child
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Sep 2010
Dimensions: w 184mm h 247mm d 20mm
Weight: 720g
ISBN-10: 019278241X
ISBN-13: 9780192782410
Barcode No: 9780192782410
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This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pictures from the award-winning Lauren Child. The contemporary design, imaginative layout of the text, and stunning illustrations from Lauren Child all add up to a perfect gift purchase. When the book published in hardback, it gathered many wonderful reviews, including this one from Books for Keeps: 'Lauren Child is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome, large format edition of Pippi . . . her unmistakeable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book.' Pippi lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in her village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail and her wildly unconventional lifestyle is matched by Lauren's free-spirited illustrations.

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'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 * 'There's no stopping Lauren Child as she brings her own inimitable style to illustrate Pippi Longstocking . . . Everyone will love this.' * The Bookseller * '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 * '[Lauren Child's] an inspired choice to hook a new generation of children on Sweden's greatest literary export.' * Susanna Forest, Telegraph Review * 'Lauren Child's . . . version of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking is sublime.' * Amanda Craig, The Times *