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Pippi di Negeri Taka-Tuka (Pippi Långstrump #3)

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Pippi gaat met Tommy en Annika naar Taka-Tuka-land, het eiland waar haar vader koning is. Daar neemt ze het op tegen zeerovers die het op de parels van de Taka-Tuka-kinderen gemunt hebben.
136 pages
Published March 2005 by GPU (first published 1948)
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My favourite bit is the song "Sjörövar-Fabbe" - though, as Gulla points out below, this isn't actually in the book, only the movie. It's about Pippi's great-grandfather, Fabbe, who despite being a fearsome pirate has a tendency to become seasick any time the waves get a little rough. Most Swedish three year olds can sing the refreshingly simple chorus: "Oj, oj-oj-oj, oj-oj-oj!" If you're curious, you can hear Drängarna singing it on Youtube.

I wondered how difficult it would be to convey to non-S
Jun 09, 2010 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Pippi is like reading Plato, but better because Socrates didn't have a monkey named Mr. Nilsson. The faux simpleton toys with the stiffs before devastating them with some Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart Technique of logic.

"Now then," she said finally, "will you tell me how you spell 'seasick'?"
"I'll be glad to," said Pippi, "S-e-e-s-i-c-k."
Miss Rosenblom smiled - a sour smile. "Is that so?" she said. "The dictionary spells it differently."
"Then it was very lucky that you wanted to know h
Seale Ballenger
Aug 01, 2012 Seale Ballenger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was seven years old on my first visit to New York and FAO Schwartz, my parents told me that i could pick out one of whatever I wanted. I got this. BOOK NERD!
I wish I had gone with Pippi to the South Seas. It must have been really fun! I was Pippi for Halloween and I think that's what made me want to finish the series. I had already read book 1 and I kept putting off reading the rest. But being Pippi for Halloween inspired me to read the other 2 books. And I'm really glad I did because they're both funny. My favorite part was how Pippi always got away from the bad guys, sometimes by lying and sometimes by telling the truth. This made them confused ab ...more
Jul 24, 2014 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this aloud to my daughter, after reading the other two Pippi books. She hangs on every word and when one chapter ends, nearly salivates for the next. Each chapter is a nearly self-contained episode, and works quite well for bedtime stories. Inspired by her heroine, she's tried to sleep "upside down" with her feet on the pillow. Amusingly, my son (a bit older) pretends not to care, but hangs just around the corner whenever one of the books opens, clearly listening to all Pippi's adventures ...more
Mar 05, 2015 Ciara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: redheaded children, grown women who still wear patched frocks, little girls, feminists
i re-read all the pippi books every year, usually in the spring. just to keep in touch with my inner child, you know. this is the last of the original pippi books, in which pippi, tommy, & annika board captain longstocking's ship, the hoptoad, & set sail for the south seas cannibal island where he is king. hijinks ensue, such as pippi telling off a shark, protecting the island's pearls from robbers, & promising with tommy & annika to never grow up. i like this book, although i am ...more
Cherie In the Dooryard
My kids love Pippi. They love how she does all the things they aren't supposed to do, she's a kind of transgressive fantasy. But she does it all with such a good heart; this little smart-alack is motivated by love, confidence, and a tremendous sense of humor. If you are looking for A++ girl role models that are still funny and fun to read, Pippi is the way to go.
Dec 20, 2014 Alexis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Too good. Re-read from my childhood years.
Apr 23, 2015 Monique rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This story didn't add much to the world or character of Pippi Longstocking.(view spoiler)

Although it was an enjoyable read hearing how Pippi tackles each situation and how
Mar 22, 2012 GlobeRunner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about the adventures of Pippi and her friends on a tropical island. It's the first Pippi book I've read as an adult. Now I understand why some adults read children's literature as a mood enhancer! I was laughing before I had even finished the first paragraph. Translators must find that part quite challenging and I doubt they can give it justice in any other language (apart from Norwegian), but that's more of a loss to the adult reader than to the target audience. Great book - I woul ...more
I remember loving Pippi as a kid, but rereading the stories now with my 7 year old, I'm not nearly as enamoured with her. My daughter LOVES this book, though. She laughed out loud while reading it, which is very rare for her to do. I think she would give this book at least 4 stars, maybe 5. Maybe sometimes an adult perspective isn't the best one :).
Apr 19, 2011 Imas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Lucuuu...menghibur, cocok kalo lagi suntuk..dan memang itu tujuan aku baca buku ini. Hanya saja, masih ada sisi kelabu dalam cerita Pippi ini, Pippi yang lucu, bengal,nakal dan selalu gembira hanya hidup sendiri di Pondok Serbaneka, kontras dengan segala kegembiraan yang selalu dibawanya.
Sounds like a right good time. My parents wanted me to take a holiday on a ship for a few years away from them as well, but we were too poor for them to really let me. Tommy and Annika are lucky they got to come.
May 08, 2015 Selah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final Pippi book isn't quite as charming as the first 2, but fun nonetheless.
Oct 17, 2014 Ana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazing
Fui totalmente surpreendida por este livrinho maravilhoso, que se revelou uma autêntica delícia de leitura. Não poucas vezes me provocou sorrisos e algumas gargalhadas, chegando também a comover-me.

Após a leitura desta magnífica obra de literatura infantil, fiquei sem dúvida uma admiradora desta autora que antes desconhecia. Que grande imaginação, criatividade e originalidade, na criação desta história brilhante e genial, e dos seus personagens. Se fiquei admiradora da autora, o mesmo se passou
Oct 06, 2013 Irene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Elementary school aged kids
Shelves: children
In this installment, Pippi, Tommy, and Annika visit Pippi's father on Kurrekurredutt Island in the South Seas. Even though the location has changed, most of the chapters had a bit of that "more of the same" feel.

Pippi is as adventurous, optimistic, brave, selfless, and loyal as always. While on the island, Pippi faces down two sea-faring bandits who were up to no good, similar to the way in which she handled two would-be burglars in the first book.

One chapter that stands out to me takes place
"Irrepressible Nordic Pixie Takes Charge!"

This red-headed little rascal has charmed young readers all over the world with her high-spirited antics. Pippi Longstocking—only child of Capitan Longstocking—is a freckle-faced youngster whose flaming braids tick out from her head as if starched! This personable pixie heroine considers herself nearly perfect, as do most of the children she encounters.

Self-sufficient, undaunted and unflappable, Pippi amazes all comers with Her outlandish skills: the
Mladen Trpčevski
Apr 23, 2015 Mladen Trpčevski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Through reading this book, one can understand just how wonderful a person Astrid Lindgren was. I feel so sorry for not having read it with passion and understanding when I was a child, but I am sure my children won't miss that.

What I like most about this work is that it offers children from non-Scandinavian countries a view of a world without war, where children's perspective wins the battle against violent adults. It would have been a great alternative read to my generation in Serbia, since we
Mar 16, 2015 Jocelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pippi Longstocking is a little girl who lives by herself in her house, Villa Villekulla. When her father sends a message for Pippi to come join him on his island, her and her friends, Tommy and Annika board the boat and join Pippi's father in the south seas. There, Pippi wrestles with sharks, Catches robbers, and play marbles with pearls. But Tommy and Annika want to be home for Christmas. Will they get back in time?

I picked up this book because I read the first two Pippi Longstocking books, and
Ann Moody
Aug 18, 2015 Ann Moody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We read a "non-cannibal" translation by Gerry Bothmer. Another reviewer noted some potentially offensive language in a different translation. When we read the prior books in the series, I was not crazy about Pippi's dad being referred to as a "cannibal king" either. This version used either the terms "South Sea Islanders" or "Kurrekurredutts" to refer to the inhabitants of the island of the same name. Likewise, the native children she befriends were portrayed in a respectful manner, speaking in ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Yasmin added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yasmin by: Y'all's Feud Made Me Want To Read It
Does it even count as read if I could only handle seventeen pages? (15 from the beginning, and then two of the last chapter--then I realized that I don't care how it ends.
The Prose = Awful
Pippi's Friends = It seems as if this is how readers are supposed to insert themselves into the story, because Annika and Tommy are so freaking bland that I had to look their names up again a minute after reading a portion of the book--it's like Bella Swan for kiddies. Except instead of "all gir
Jul 22, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading, kids
What a delightful story! Our entire family has enjoyed reading this one about a sassy little spark of a girl and her antics. My husband and I take turns reading books to our sons at night, and this has been the first book in memory where we both join on the other parents' night because we don't want to miss a chapter.

That said, I have to admit that I find myself doing a little clever censoring as I read this book to my 5- and almost-3- year-olds. There are isolated spots in the story that are r
Aug 07, 2014 Gretchen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Pippi doesn't grow up, as much as she grows more generous and insightful into her acts of kindness. Her mischief becomes more and more benevolent, less and less naughty.

In this installment, Pippi visits the island where her father is king. She takes Tommy and Annika so that they can recover from an illness. While they are there, she protects the native children from robbers, reigns in humility, and otherwise enjoys life in the South Seas. She tells Tommy and Annika that she may never return to V
Jan 14, 2014 Mell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, for-kids
I'm not sure this book's portrayal of indigenous island peoples would stand up to an adult re-read (and my social activist standards) but I loved this book when I was young.

My aunt gave me this book as a kid. We are both red heads, and I remember her telling a story about how she dressed as Pippi for Halloween. She used pipe cleaners inside her braids to make them stand up like Pippi's. I also remember watching the movies on TV on the weekends. They must have been made in Scandinavia, because th
Apr 29, 2013 A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great book to read out loud to my four-year old daughter. Pippi's adventures in the South Sea are hilarious. In the end, Pippi, like Peter Pan, doesn't want to grow up. She takes a pill (really a dried pea) along with Tommy and Annika so they will stay young forever. My daughter said to me "I wish there really was a pill like that that I could take."

I feel that of the books we've read to her so far, Pippi is the best role model. She's strong, smart, resourceful, loyal and has lots of fun
Another Pippi Longstocking book that I read in English because the Swedish is so weirdly expensive over here. This is pretty good, though unfortunately not so much as the previous two books - the unfortunate racism, while pretty benign for the time, is a little uncomfortable to read now. Still, I love this raucous, lively, strong superhero of a girl who doesn't take nonsense from anyone, who dearly loves her friends and family, and who has not only a horse, but a monkey with the hilarious name o ...more
Jul 11, 2016 Markie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: neices & nephews
I started reading this over the summer with my 8-year-old niece Izzy. I had to find out how it ended after she went home, and I can't wait to talk to her about the book.

It was a whimsical story about Pippi, her friends Annika and Tommy, and the peculiar way she sees the world. Very creative and fun, although the part where she goes to Kurrekurredutt Island to visit her father, its new king, was dated and colored by a colonialist imperative that tempered the enthusiasm I had had for the book. Ov
Mar 20, 2011 Anne-Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, redhead
In this book, Pippi visits the island where her father, a cannibal king, rules. Her friends Tommy and Annika come with her and the three have fun together with the natives, having games such as seeing who can spit the farthest. Pippi climbs in a barrel and has Tommy push her off a cliff down a waterfall in it; of course, she isn't hurt, because she is the strongest human being alive. At the end, SPOILER, she and her friends all take a pill that will keep you young forever (kind of reminds me of ...more
Christian H
Apr 12, 2013 Christian H rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: super-good
I recently finished Pippi in the South Seas By: Astrid Lindgren. The main characters are Pippy, Tommy, and Annika. I think this book is fast paced. The genre of this book is realistic fiction and fantasy. I think the authors purpose was to entertain and make money. I think the author did a good job writing this book because it wasn't slow and boring but fun and exciting . I think I could have a connection with Tommy because he is afraid to do stuff sometimes but other times he is willing to do a ...more
Mar 24, 2009 Kimberlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stories in each chapter! I disliked the colonial circumstances of her father's kingdom. Even though Pippi refuses to see herself as superior to the island children, they and their parents are led by her fat white father. My favorite story is the one in which Pippi undermines the reward and punishment system created by a rich old white lady who rewards school children for following her rules and leaves those who don't howling in shame. Pippi masterfully turns the system upside down.
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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, née Ericsson, was a Swedish children's book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.
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