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Pippi Goes to School Paperback – July 19, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (July 19, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141302364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141302362
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Pippi Longstocking's long red braids are the very image of childhood rebellion. In Pippi Goes to School, our heroine's insurrectionary spirit is hardly dampened by her first taste of academe. Her friends Tommy and Annika head off bright and early at 8 a.m., "hand in hand, swinging their schoolbags." Pippi can't be bothered to get going until a little later: "At exactly ten o'clock she lifted her horse off the front porch, and a little later all the people in the town ran to their windows to see what horse it was that was running away." It's just Pippi headed for school in her own inimitable fashion. The teacher's vain attempts to teach her math and art and music fail miserably. When asked to add 7 and 5, she retorts, "If you don't know that yourself, you needn't think I'm going to tell you." It's not that Pippi's naughty, it's just that she has her own way of doing things. At the end of the day, it's she who's consoling the exhausted teacher: "You understand, Teacher, don't you, that when you have a mother who's an angel and father who's a cannibal king, and when you have sailed on the ocean all your whole life, then you don't know just how to behave in school." This slender paperback picture book is neatly adapted from the Astrid Lindgren classic Pippi Longstocking, with assistance from Lindgren herself. Michael Chesworth's lively, modernized illustrations make clever reference to the original edition, without being slavish. (Ages 4 to 8)--Claire Dederer

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) created the character of Pippi Longstocking to entertain her daughter. Lindgren was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MA on March 27, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love the Pippi Longstocking books-- love, love, love. Kids and adults both can enjoy them. I ordered this book hoping for something I hadn't read before, and discovered that it's just an excerpt from the first Pippi Longstocking book.
The complete episode in the original book includes a battle of wits between Pippi and a cruel administrator. This excerpt only includes Pippi driving the poor teacher to distraction, and seems like an endorsement of teacher abuse, rather than the triumph of Pippi's generous spirit over a nasty, narrow-minded system. I'll have to throw it away-- I would never give it to any of the kids I know. I guess I'll have to just get them the whole original.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a marvelous way to introduce young readers to the fabulous world of Pippi Longstocking! The illustrations are delightful and the stories are rollicking and full of fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D on April 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Thought this was more of a chapter book, but it turned out to be more like a short reader. My granddaughter loved it, she also liked it had colored pictures! Turned out to be a big hit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruta Butkute on March 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is supper ! I love Pippi ! I have her Video and DVD. She is the smartest girl in the whole world ! When she got in shool she starts jumping on the desks ! Because she din't know what to do in shool. I really recomend it to buy this book.
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By Kindle Customer on June 13, 2014
Format: School & Library Binding Verified Purchase
I did not realize this book was a complex picture book. It has colored pictures and a complex text. I was wanting the full chapter book version. While the book was fine it needs to say more detail of what it is you are getting.
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