Pippi Longstocking

From Wikipedia:

Pippi Longtocking or Pippi Långstrump in its original language Swedish, is a book by  Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, and adapted into multiple films and television series. Pippi was named by Lindgren’s then nine-year-old daughter, Karin, who requested a get-well story from her mother one day when she was home sick from school.

Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She frequently mocks and dupes adults she encounters, an attitude likely to appeal to young readers; however, Pippi usually reserves her worst behavior for the most pompous and condescending of adults.

I used to love Pipi Longstocking books as a child and I especially remember the TV Show dubbed in English. She was a magical little girl who had red braids that would stick out, because she tied them so tight, and she could lift a horse!  She also fought mean adults.  It’s lovely seeing it in it’s original form.

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4 Responses to Pippi Longstocking

  1. 365days2play says:

    I remember her! I was just so fascinated with what she could do an how she would always outwit the adults. And the adventures!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I used to live in those books…I miss the time when we could actually enter a different world by just reading. Somehow it’s easier for a child. I loved Pippi for her spunkiness and her lovely stipped stockings! Too bad it was too hot in Singapore to wear stockings or I definitely would have.

  2. 365days2play says:

    I tried to braid my hair like hers but I failed!

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