Pippi Longstocking1945 Ingrid Vang Nyman
Pippi Longstocking is the strongest and kindest and jolliest and richest girl in the whole world. She lives all alone in Villekulla Cottage with her horse and her pet monkey, Mr Nelson. She also has an entire suitcase filled with gold coins. In the house next-door, live Tommy and Annika and since Pippi moved in, life has become a lot more fun!
Pippi goes on board1946 Ingrid Vang Nyman
In this book we get to accompany Pippi when she buys 18 kg of sweets, when she goes to the fair and tames boa constrictors and villains, when she takes Tommy and Annika to a desert island and is shipwrecked for two days. But then along comes Captain Longstocking in his sailing-ship, Hoptoad wanting Pippi to go with him to the the South Sea island where he was washed ashore after having been blown overboard during a violent storm.
Pippi in the South Seas1948 Ingrid Vang Nyman
In this third book about Pippi, the children are searching for a “squeazle” and organise a quiz – Pippi-style! Tommy and Annika get to go with Pippi to Kurrekurredutt Island in the South Seas and Pippi conquers the villains who want to steal the pearls that the Kurredutt children play marbles with. Finally, they eat Krumelur pills – then they’ll never have to grow up …
Foreword by Karin Nyman and comments by Ulla Lundqvist
Astrid Lindgren’s original manuscript about Pippi Longstocking is published here for the first time. Initially, it was rejected by Albert Bonniers Förlag, but having been reworked, it was accepted and published by Rabén & Sjögren in 1945. The comments at the end of the book were written by Ulla Lundqvist who is an author, critic and children’s literature researcher, among other things. The revolutionary Pippi Longstocking we all know appears mild in comparison with the original Pippi.
(Not available in English)