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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.
  1. 10
    The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater (infiniteletters)
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    Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren (gilberts)
  3. 10
    Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (owen1218)
    owen1218: Pippi is almost a satirical exaggeration of Anne but both are great!
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    The Little Witch by Otfried Preußler (MissBrangwen)
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    Karlson on the Roof by Astrid Lindgren (MissBrangwen)
    MissBrangwen: Friendship between ordinary children and an extraordinary character!
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    Hattie by Frida Nilsson (owen1218)
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Pippi es una niña de nueve años que no tiene ni padre ni madre, pero esta niña extraordinaria que ha viajado por todo el mundo sabe arreglárselas sola. Pippi tiene el pelo de color zanahoria, recogido en dos trencitas, tiesas como palos, sabe cocinar y llevar una casa, y es muy fuerte, tan fuerte que puede levantar un caballo. Pippi piensa que es una ventaja no tener padres ya que nadie la manda a la cama cuando más se está divirtiendo ni nadie la obliga a tomar aceite de hígado de bacalao cuando le apetecen caramelos de menta. Astrid Lindgren nos relata la divertida historia, llena de ternura y humor, de este singularísimo personaje, Pippi, que vive en compañía de su inseparable mono Míster Nelson y su caballo, haciendo mil extravagancias que proporcionarán unas horas inolvidables a nuestros lectores. ( )
  AmicanaLibrary | Aug 15, 2023 |
  WBCLIB | Feb 27, 2023 |
  WBCLIB | Feb 19, 2023 |
Annika and Thomas desperately wish that someone their age would move in next door so they can have a playmate. They get more than they bargained for when they find that Pippi Longstocking has moved in with her monkey, Mr Nilsson and her horse that lives on the porch because he gets in the way in the kitchen and doesn't feel comfortable in the living room.

Pippi Longstocking is the type of child that would drive a parent mad. And most adults. Any child that answers the question of 'why are you walking backwards?' with 'don't we live in a free country? Can't a person walk any way she likes? - is the type of child that would drive most adults mad.

On the other hand, she's probably also the type of child most other children love. With her red plaited pigtails and vibrant outlook on life she is a colourful icon and a fun and interesting character to enjoy.

I liked parts of this, other parts just baffled me. It probably doesn't help reading this as an adult. I find a lot of things these days fly straight over my head that my niece and nephew think is hysterical. Or I don't have a sense of humour. One of the two. I have no doubt most kids will love it though.

Whether or not you want to take the chance that the kid your reading to will revolt, I guess depends on whether or not they're your child or you can hand them back - or if they're old enough to read it themselves.

One thing that did strike me though - the guns. This is the second book in as many days to have children carrying pistols. The other was Christopher Robin from Winnie-the-Pooh. I mean, I know - different eras and all but jeez. Although at least Pippi is a bit older, I'm not sure Christopher Robin is even four. The idea of my four year old niece with a gun is terrifying. And I know Pippi says "Never let children carry guns" and that but was it necessary to include it at all?

Still interesting book. 3.5 stars for target audience. ( )
  funstm | Jan 31, 2023 |
18 copies
  PBEBOOKS | Jan 20, 2023 |
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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
Moore, ChristinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nunnally, TiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nyman, IngridIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palme, AnnuskaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rettich, RolfIllustratorsecondary 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.

(translated by Edna Hurup, 1954)
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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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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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