Nearly two decades after her death, Astrid Lindgren remains one of Sweden's beloved cultural figures. In America, she is best known for her charming tales of Pippi Longstocking, the irrepressible rebel and "strongest girl in the world." We are pleased to present two of Lindgren's classic Pippi novels for readers 9 to 12, with Danish illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman's original drawings from the 1940s editions.
Outrageous Pippi Longstocking has no parents around and no rules to follow, so she lives according to her own wild ways. She's been treating her friends Tommy and Annika to adventures, too—like buying and eating 72 pounds of candy, or sailing off to an island in the middle of a lake to see what it's like to be shipwrecked. But in this second book in the series, when Pippi's long-lost father returns, she should be happy, but she may have to leave her beloved home, Villa Villekulla.