Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Pippi Goes to School Paperback – July 19, 1999


See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$6.99
$2.69 $1.35
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
$12.97
Best%20Books%20of%202014


Frequently Bought Together

Pippi Goes to School + Pippi Goes on Board (Pippi Longstocking) + Pippi in the South Seas (Pippi Longstocking)
Price for all three: $18.97

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

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: 6.6 x 0.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,475 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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 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.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By ACD on December 12, 2014
Format: Paperback
I read this to my six year old twins and it was a great introduction to the Pippi stories. It's a fun picture book that was not too long, making it a perfect bedtime story for young children. My little ones fell in love with Pippi, especially my son who thought she was wonderful and asked that I read the story several nights in a row. Fun illustrations and a humorous story, I look forward to sharing more of Lindgren's stories with my kids.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?