Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas - Astrid Lindgren
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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 In the South Seas' tells the story of Pippi & her best friends Tommy & Annika who have the best time together. They are on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, play marbles with pearls, and luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi!
We just love her sense of fun and adventure!
Author Astrid Lindgren
Illustrator Tony Ross
First published as Pippi Langstrump I Soderhavet , 1955
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.