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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (1945)

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The adventures of an unruly and unsupervised child with super strength. Pippilotta Delecatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efriam's Daughter Longstckings (Known as Pippi) is strange and fiercely independent but kind to all. Alternately ridiculous and wise, irresponsible and capable, Pippi always stays positive and stands up for what she believes in. Often contrarian, her cleverness both annoys and delights her community which she eventually wins over by using her strength to defend the weak and help people. ( )
  Dipodomy | Dec 4, 2016 |
The children would love this book, and find it very funny. The children would be interested in seeing what she gets herself into throughout the book. I would use this with upper or lower elementary. ( )
  apd105 | Nov 10, 2016 |
I loved reading these books just to see what she got herself into, maybe for older grades like 3rd grade. ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 9, 2016 |
This was my favorite book growing up and even now rereading it I loved it even more. Pippi Longstockinig’s life was my dream life. She is free from parents and any authoritative figure. She does not seem to go to school. She is “free” because her mother died when she was very young and then her father disappeared at sea. Pippi is silly but also eager. Pippi spends her time playing with her pet monkey and horse that lived with her. Each day was full of different fun and exciting things for Pippi to do. The children next door to her are very well behaved and seem to not enjoy being with Pippi. However, as they spend more and more time together the children become grateful and jealous of Pippis life style. Another reason I loved this book was the characters and their personalities. Each character in this story have very different personalities just like in real life. Younger children become compliment to Pippi’s life. ( )
  JennaHall | Nov 1, 2016 |
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 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Astrid Lindgrenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Benson, EstherNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Child, LaurenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelking, KatrinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glanzman, Louis S.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heinig, CäcilieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hurup, EdnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Järvinen, LailaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamborn, FlorenceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nunnally, TiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nyman, IngridIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palme, AnnuskaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Seligsohnn, NancyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vang Nyman, IngridIllustratorsecondary 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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