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Pippi to the rescue
Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2000.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The heroic Pippi Longstocking takes charge and rescues two little boys from a burning building when no one else can figure out how to save them.
Reading Level:
610 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 0.5 48278.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 3 Quiz: 22150 Guided reading level: N.
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Author Notes

Astrid Lindgren: November 7, 1907 - January 28, 2002

There are few children's authors more famous than Astrid Lindgren, creator of the feisty, legendary heroine, Pippi Longstocking. Lindgren was born on November 14, 1907, in Sweden. Her work has been acclaimed with many prestigious awards, among them the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1958), the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1978), and the International Book Award (1993). This truly internationally known author was the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medal and has been honored repeatedly in her native Sweden. There is a bronze statue of her in a Stockholm park. Her picture is on a postage stamp. The "World of Astrid Lindgren" is a theme park featuring the wholesome characters of her books. The annual children's literature award is known as the Astrid Lindgren Prize.

The inspiration for this long and illustrious career, spanning five decades, is the author's own childhood. Her memories - of free and often wild play with her brothers and sister, of loving parents, of a close-knit farm community, of reading about heroines like Pollyanna and Anne of Green Gables - became the foundations of her books. Lindgren has said, "I write to amuse the child within me, and I can only hope that in this way other children as well can have a little fun."

Lindgren amused her own children by telling them stories. Her daughter, Karin, named Pippi Longstocking, and the first written story was given to Karin as a birthday gift. The next year, 1945, Pippi Longstocking won a best children's book competition and Lindgren began writing the perennially child-pleasing stories that make up her enormous body of work, some of which are the series based on "Children of Noisy Village", the fable "The Tomten", the rambunctious "Karlson-On-the-Roof", the irrepressible"Lotta on Troublemaker Street" , the controversial "The Brothers Lionheart", and the unforgettable, wildly funny superheroine, Pippi, was featured in other books and became a star of stage, screen and television.

Lindgren has been called the world's most read author of children's books. She is hailed as the third most translated children's book author after H.C. Andersen and the Grimm brothers. Her impact on the world of children's literature is immeasurable. Astrid Lindgren died in her sleep, in her home in Sweden on January 28, 2002 at the age of 94.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-7. The original Pippi Longstocking is 11 chapters, more than 150 pages, and minimally illustrated. The Pippi Longstocking Storybooks, excerpted from the longer novels, run about 30 pages and are heavily illustrated. Even so, there aren't many beginning readers who will be able to tackle them on their own. The original text, written at approximately fourth-grade level, is pretty much intact in Storybooks, and it does not have the controlled vocabulary and sentence structure a beginning reader needs. Still, as read-alouds or for teaming a beginning reader with an older reading buddy (as many schools are now doing), these will be a great way to introduce youngsters to Pippi's adventures. This episode, taken primarily from one chapter in the original book, describes how seemingly fearless Pippi saves two children from the highest floor of a burning building. Chesworth's illustrations are as colorful and animated as Pippi and go a long way toward bringing the 1948 text to life. The Pippi Longstocking Storybooks are also a great alternative for inclusion students whose classmates are reading the longer version. --Lauren Peterson

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