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Pippi Longstocking Paperback – May 30, 1988
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Working at wish fulfillment on about ten different levels, Pippi is the ultimate kid's kid. She lives all alone in a large fantastic house. Her mother died while she was but a babe and her father has been lost at sea. As optimistic regarding her father's return as Primrose Squarp in "Everything On a Waffle", Pippi fills her days with dancing, pancakes, and games. She owns a whole suitcase of gold coins, which allow her the freedom to live alone and untended. On top of that, she has her own monkey (the drolly named Mr. Nilsson) and horse. The neighbor children Annika and Tommy think (rightly so) that Pippi's a wonder. She never attends school or bothers with all the problems other children suffer. Instead, she has her own unique perspective on life and the people around her. Though precocious she's never mean, even when dealing with bullies or criminals.
The book, originally published in American in 1950, is a wonder.Read more ›
Pippi meets her next door neighbors, Tommy and Annika. They have lots of adventures together. One of the adventures they had was when Tommy and Annika convinced Pippi to go to school. Pippi decided school was not a good place for her.
The setting of this story helped the characters come to life. Pippi's home was a great place for the setting. Pippi's house is an old Swedish home. The author, Astrid Lindgren, showed all that in her writing.
Pippi is not what you would expect from a nine year-old-girl. She has fiery-red hair and tightly braided braids; it is so tight her braids stick out from her head! Pippi wears old dresses with patches where holes were. Pippi is brave, happy, and joyful.
Tommy and Annika are two very polite children. They both dress in very nice clothes. Tommy never fights with Annika, and Annika never fights with Tommy. They are very well behaved children.
Astrid Lindgren is the author of Pippi Longstocking. Astrid lived in Sweden. She was born in 1907 and died in 2002. She won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal which is the highest award in children's literature. A famous quote she once said was, "You must never put things in children's books that amuse only adults - that would be rude to the child who is going to read the book." Astrid Lindgren was Swede of the Year on her 90th birthday. She won many awards before she died.
Pippi Longstocking was one of the best books I've ever read. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read funny, silly books! What crazy adventure will Pippi go on next?
I have only one message for anyone reading this: BUY THIS BOOK. Whether or not you have children, this is an exciting, completely irreverent, and just plain fun story that will have you laughing and dreaming just like a kid--again. :)
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Only 3 stars bc I was disappointed that this book did not look like this cover here.
I specifically chose this one bc of the look of the cover. Read more
Started reading this book with 6 and 4 year old. Even they thought Pippi was unkind and didn't tell the truth. I don't recommend.Published 14 days ago by DJH