Pippi Longstocking Goes Abroad - Astrid Lindgren
We are HUGE Pippi Longstocking fans, and so it's fitting that we have added Sweden's most popular children's book character to our collection.
Pippi Longstocking is 9 years old and lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey (Mr Nillson) and a big suitcase of gold coins. She is the STRONGEST person in the world (another reason why we love her) and thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman or a burglar.
'Pippi Longstocking Goes Abroad' tells the story of Pippi & her best friends Tommy & Annika who have the best time together. They visit the circus, buy ALL the sweets in the sweet shop, and get ship wrecked for the weekend. But when Pipp's long lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika Behind?
We just love her sense of fun and adventure!
Author Astrid Lindgren
Illustrator Tony Ross
First published as Pippi Langstrump gar Omboard , 1956
Astrid Lindgren was born in Vimmerby, Sweden in 1907. In the course of her life she wrote over 40 books for children, and has sold over 145 million copies worldwide. Many of Lindgren's stories re based upon her memories of childhood and they are filled with lively unconventional characters. Probably the best known is Pippi Longstocking, first published in Sweden in 1945.