Pippi is nine years old, lives alone with a horse and a monkey, and does exactly as she pleases. She has no mother and her father is king of a cannibal island, so she has learnt to look after herself. She gets up when she likes, never goes to school, talks a great deal, keeps a chest of gold coins under the bed, and is unexpectedly strong.
- longer novel requires sustained reading between sessions. Best read as a class novel with extracts selected for guided reading
- themes: creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, individuality, kindness, compassion, friendship
- colour illustrations
- Swedish classic. First published in the UK in 1954
- Winner of the 1958 Hans Andersen Medal
- 144 pages
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