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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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Pippi Longstocking (1945)

by Astrid Lindgren

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Series: Pippi Longstocking (1)

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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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I read this book for the "A Foreign Book Translated Into English" part of my 2018 reading challenge. It was ok, but I found Pippi a bit annoying. I know being headstrong and quirky is her charm, it just didn't do it for me. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
Love, love, love Pippi! This is by far my favorite childhood series. Pippi and her shenanigans always make me smile. The narration was good, not great. But the story more than made up for it. ( )
  Virago77 | Feb 8, 2020 |
I was always a fan of these movies as a kid - spunky Pippi. I had been meaning to read the book forever. Imagine my surprise that it's on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. An odd choice, as there isn't much children's lit on the list. This reminds me of Tom Sawyer with the chapters shifting between scenarios Pippi gets herself into -- like a sitcom. Pippi is quite the nine year old - strong both physically and in spirit. And always fun. An essential kid book, but for the 1001 list? I'm not so sure. There could be a ton of children's books on the list if that is the case. ( )
  booklove2 | Dec 31, 2019 |
I found Pippi quite annoying and pitiful. I think the last chapter made me more appreciative of her but still. The kids LOVED this book. They found her hilarious.

Christian - 5 stars
Julia - 10 stars ( )
  Sparrowgirl | Dec 21, 2019 |
Very silly. The tea-party chapter is brilliant - I wanted a whole book of that type of social commentary surrealism. Other chapters are just kids' story events followed by events. ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Nov 5, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lindgren, Astridprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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
Rettich, RolfIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, TonyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, TonyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scharnweber, WalterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seligsohnn, NancyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vang Nyman, IngridIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ziliotto, DonatellaTranslatorsecondary 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.
At the end of a little Swedish town lay an old, overgrown orchard.

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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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