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by | Oct 8, 2021

Book of the Month: Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking (Gift Edition)

Written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Lauren Child

Age 7+

Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since 1945, making this kind, curious and incredibly strong girl one of the most popular children’s characters ever and an enduring role model for boys and girls alike.

Award-winning illustrator Lauren Child brings her recognisable collages and experience as the creator of some equally feisty girls to this new hardback gift edition that’s perfect for reading aloud or for reading alone.


Win a copy of Pippi Longstocking for you and a friend

To celebrate the publication of this beautiful new gift edition of Pippi Longstocking, we’re giving you the chance to win a copy for you and a copy to gift to a friend.

To enter, simply comment on the competition post at the top of the Oxford Owl Facebook page telling us who you’d like to gift a copy to and why.


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Competition opens on the International day of the Girl on Monday 11th October 2021

UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 31st October 2021. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the story

Pippi Longstocking (Gift Edition)

Written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas…

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About the Illustrator

Lauren Child is a bestselling author and illustrator, and former Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate. Known and loved the world over as the creator of some girls who are just as feisty as Pippi — notably Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Lola from Charlie and Lola, Lauren uses her recognisable illustrations to bring her hero Pippi to life for a new generation of free spirits.