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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (1945)

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A little too over the top for my taste, I wanted an modicum of deeper truth or a moment of understanding, but it was all whimsy and games. ( )
  LaPhenix | Jul 22, 2016 |
I loved this book growing up. Pippi's wild personalities and adventures attracted me time and time again. I would like to add this one back to my library one day. I'm sure there's still magic left for the child in me. I loved this book growing up. Pippi's wild personalities and adventures attracted me time and time again. I would like to add this one back to my library one day. I'm sure there's still magic left for the child in me. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
This book was awesome. Pippi Longstocking was a young girl when she moved to her new home. Her new home was a retirement home that her father had bought for her. Pippi's mother died when she was very young and it turns out her father was lost at sea and never came home. She has a pet monkey and a pet horse that live with her. One reason I liked this book so much was because of the characters. Pippi, for example, is a care free spirit who does not care what anyone has to say. Her confidence is admirable and to me, that is a wonderful thing to see as a reader. As I was reading, I felt that I was proud to be a girl (or woman) and it was awesome to feel a sense of pride. Pippi did not let anyone bully her or break her down from who she was and that is a wonderful message to portray. Another reason I really enjoyed this book was the change of mood and plot from the beginning to end. When Pippi first moved in, her neighbors Annika and Tommy were not too keen of her. They were two very well behaved children and they would not dare act like Pippi. However, as they all spent time together, both Tommy and Annika realized they started to admire and love Pippi's charisma and wanted to be her friend. ( )
  kelseyjenkens | Apr 28, 2016 |
Not a single book-length adventure, but more of a collection of silly stories about an impossible little girl. She's silly and impatient and uneducated, yet eager and powerful. She lives a bewildering and zany life, but she has to up the ante by always relating dubious stories about even crazier life experiences around the fantastical world. I read this with my kids. My 8 year old laughed loudly at the silly parts. The 5 year old followed the stories closely. I think this book was originally in Swedish, but the English was so casual with idioms and childish slang that it seemed natural. ( )
  richjj | Mar 25, 2016 |
Fun book. Fun TV show and fun movie. ( )
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Astrid Lindgrenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benson, EstherNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelking, KatrinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glanzman, Louis S.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heinig, CäcilieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hurup, EdnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Järvinen, LailaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Way out at the end of a tiny little town was an overgrown garden, and in the garden was an old house, and in the house lived Pippi Longstocking.
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This is the first book in the series about Pippi Longstocking. Please don't combine with omnibus editions.
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Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent, and irrefutably delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she's attempting to learn the "pluttification" tables at school; fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus; or playing tag with police officers. Pippi's high-spirited, good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun, but a more generous child you won't find anywhere.

Astrid Lindgren has created a unique and lovable character, inspiring generations of children to want to be Pippi. More than anything, Pippi makes reading a pleasure; no child will welcome the end of the book, and many will return to Pippi Longstocking again and again. Simply put, Pippi is irresistible. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

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