Young readers will enjoy Vang Nyman's lively illustrations, which depict Pippi's rambunctiousness, loyalty, independence, and spunk. Even her hair that takes on a life of its own.School Library Journal
Celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Pippi!
Who can rescue babies from a burning building, outwit burglars, overpower a circus strongman, and still get home in time for Christmas? Pippi Longstocking can! Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! collects more than one hundred pages of comics from Pippi's creator, Astrid Lindgren, and her collaborator, the illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman.
Unearthed by D+Q and republished between 2011 and 2014, these mid-century comics had never before been seen by North American audiences. Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! is a fitting tribute to one of the world's most beloved fictional characters.
Translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally.
Praise for Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World!
Relying on bold blocks of color and bright, simple designs…mid-century art at its finest.The Paris Review
The art is unusual and distinctive, dating from another era but looking fresh as a result...it’s fun to see Pippi’s ridiculous way of living illustrated.Comics Worth Reading
..So vibrant and individual and natural with it- singular, refreshing and unlike any other kids books I've come across…Comics & Cola
Vang Nyman’s large-format panels, in bright, bold primary colors, are the perfect match for Lindgren’s bombastic Pippi, who rescues children from burning buildings, defeats a pair of daft burglars, and competes in feats of strength with her father (she wins, of course).Booklist
Whimsical, humorous and utterly charming.Boing Boing