In 2020, Pippi Longstocking turns 75!
Or, to be completely accurate, the first book about Pippi turns 75 – Pippi herself will always be the free-spirited nine-year-old we know so well.
The first Pippi Longstocking story was published in the autumn of 1945. From a world devastated by war, Astrid Lindgren wrote about a completely new type of girl character. A strong, kind, curious, anti-authoritarian, and playful girl who makes extraordinary things happen. With her mismatched stockings, carrot-coloured hair and freckly face, not to mention super-human strength and resilience, Pippi Longstocking has become a cultural icon.
Join us in celebrating the strongest girl in the world by hosting your own Pippi party! Download our free party pack to make a Pippi party that will go with a bang! Don’t forget to share pictures of your party and preparations using the hashtag #Pippi75Party.
And if you’re a bookshop that would like to host a Pippi party later in the year, please email [email protected] to request a free bookshop party pack and display materials.
Lauren Child brings her recognisable illustrations and experience as the creator of some equally feisty girls to this brand-new edition of Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard, celebrating 75 years of the strongest girl in the world!
For your chance to win one of three copies of Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard, signed by Lauren, tell us who your child’s feisty female hero is on the Oxford Owl Facebook page.