Pippi Longstocking

With Astrid Lindgren´s breakthrough book, Pippi Longstocking (1945), Lindgren at once reinvigorated children’s literature and created one of its most interesting characters. Pippi appeared in chapter books, picture books and a series of film adaptations. Red-haired, pig-tailed, principled, resourceful, independent and so strong that she can lift her horse with ease, Pippi is the nine-year-old daughter of a buccaneering sea captain who lives on a remote island and a mother who died when Pippi was a baby. She lives in a small Swedish village, in a house she names the Villa Villekulla, with Mr Nilsson, her pet monkey, and a horse. She always does what she likes: sleeps the wrong way around in bed, eats whatever she likes and plays instead of going to school. Her best friends, Tommy and Annika, live next door. Their mother initially disapproves of Pippi and her apparent anarchy, but quickly comes to admire her unswerving loyalty to her friends, her kindness and resilience and her fierce sense of fairness.

The first books in the Pippi series were originally illustrated by the Danish artist Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916–1959) and are still reproduced today. 

Pippi Longstocking

Books from the Pippi Longstocking series

Tjolahopp!

Choo-la-hop

Astrid Lindgren

160×160 mm, 2017, 18 pp

Board books

Känner du Pippi Långstrump

Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?

Astrid Lindgren

215×280 mm, 1947, 32 pp

Picture books

Mera sagor, hyss och äventyr

More Stories, Mischief & Adventures

Astrid Lindgren

195×240 mm, 2018, 144 pp

Picture books

Pippi ordnar allt och andra serier

Pippi Can Fix Everything. Collected comics

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

195×240 mm, 2010, 64 pp

Picture books

Pippi vill inte bli stor och andra serier

Pippi Does Not Want yo Grow Up. Collected comics

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

195×240 mm, 2011, 64 pp

Picture books

Pippi hittar en spunk

Pippi Finds a Squeazle

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

215×280 mm, 2008, 24 pp

Picture books

Pippi går i affärer

Pippi Goes Shopping

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

215×280 mm, 2010, 32 pp

Picture books

Pippi i Humlegården

Pippi in the Park

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

215×280 mm, 2000, 24 pp

Picture books

Pippi Långstrump figurskuren pekbok

Pippi Longstocking Shaped Board Book

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

210×240 mm, 2020, 16 pp

Board books

Pippis firar födelsedag

Pippi Longstocking’s Birthday Party

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

215×280 mm, 2020, 32 pp

Picture books

Pippi flyttar in och andra serier

Pippi Moves in. Collected comics

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

195×240 mm, 2010, 64 pp

Picture books

Pippi Långstrump på Kurrekurreduttön

Pippi on Canny Canny Island

Astrid Lindgren

215×280 mm, 2019, 42 pp

Board books

Pippi på rymmen

Pippi On the Run

Astrid Lindgren, Fabian Göranson

215×280 mm, 2020, 124 pp

Picture books

På rymmen med Pippi Långstrump

Pippi On the Run. With illustrations from the movie

Astrid Lindgren

210×280 mm, 1971, 48 pp

Picture books

Pippi har julgransplundring

Pippi’s After Christmas Party

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

195×240 mm, 2011, 40 pp

Picture books

Tre berättelser om Pippi Långstrump

Three Stories of Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Ingrid Vang Nyman

210×280 mm, 2018, 64 pp

Picture books