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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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Sep 28, 10

bookshelves: international-literature
Read in September, 2010

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Published: 1950
Translated by: Florence Lamborn
Illustrated by: Louis S. Glanzman
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
Interest Level: 2-4
Guided Reading Level: O

Summary:Tommy and Annika have always wished someone would come to live in the ramshackle house next door, and one day, someone does: Pippi Longstocking, an irrepressible nine-year-old girl with a unique way of doing things. Soon the three are inseparable friends. With a horse on the porch, a monkey on her shoulder, and no parents to tell her when to go to bed, Pippi makes everything into an adventure, whether she's climbing inside a hollow tree or taking her friends "thing-finding" around the village.

Response: Growing up, I never read the book, but I did see the movie. As I was reading this book, however, I realized how fun it would be to have students compare the book and movie using a venn diagram. Character development and plot as it relates to the story are well done by Glanzman. The use of vocabulary and language is another part of the book that striked me as interesting as I read the story. Students could do an elaborate word study using this text.

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Nancy This was my favorite book when I was little. I remember thinking finally a book that is funny. I wanted to be her with no one telling me what to do. I think its a universal theme with kids. This book has been around for such a long time and still holds up. I didn't know there was a movie.


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