Book Review, Early Reader

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren & illustrated by Mini Grey

One of the world’s favourite redheads is back in updated editions of her wonderful stories illustrated by Mini Grey and published by Oxford University Press to celebrate her 75th anniversary. When her 7-year-old daughter was ill, author Astrid Lindgren was looking for a way to entertain her and began telling imaginative stories. The wonderful Pippi Longstocking was born and three years later, in 1945, the first book was published. Pippi Longstocking has entertained children ever since. This remarkable child has no end of adventures with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, along with her pet monkey Mr Nilsson and incredible horse, Little Old Man.

Living in her Swedish home with no grown-ups to tell her what to do, Pippi Longstocking has an enviable life. She chooses things that make her happy and there is certainly never a dull moment! This 9-year-old live wire has all the confidence, spunk and sense of adventure you could ever want in a children’s story. Her energy and enthusiasm for life are contagious – her tales are a joy to read. Each chapter is a wonderful new adventure making the book manageable for children to read alone or with an adult. If shared as a bedtime story, children will go to sleep giggling and with happy dreams of silliness and extraordinary exploits.

Mini Grey’s charming illustrations bring the story to life and draw the reader in. Her black and white drawings leap off the page and help readers to imagine these wonderful characters even more vividly.

These stories are perfect for readers of all ages. Children in Years 2, 3 & 4 would particularly enjoy the language and adventures of this remarkable girl. Thank you to Oxford University Press for this fun classic which will be published on 7th May 2020!

There are three books in this fantastic series.

Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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