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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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Jan 17, 13

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Recommended to Ronyell by: The International Book Club
Read in March, 1998

To be honest, I have heard of “Pippi Longstocking” when I was little, but I only saw the movies of the little red haired heroine, but then again I might have read this book when I was younger. It is just that I do not remember many children’s books that I have read when I was small. “Pippi Longstocking” is a popular children’s book by Astrid Lindgren and it details the wild adventures of an unusual girl named Pippi Longstocking. “Pippi Longstocking” is clearly one of the best children’s books ever written that children will enjoy over and over again!

Pippi Longstocking is a little girl who lives in an old house called Villa Villekulla and she lives with her pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson and her horse that she rides everywhere to town with. Her next door neighbors are two kids named Tommy and Annika and when they first met Pippi, they realized that Pippi is no ordinary girl as she climbs inside trees and is so strong that she can easily lift her horse! Join in the wild adventures of everyone’s favorite pigtailed girl, Pippi Longstocking!

Wow! I was just simply blown away by this book! I was reading this book for The Children's Book Club International Book Club and I must tell you that I really loved this book! Astrid Lindgren has certainly done a brilliant job at portraying Pippi Longstocking as she is shown as a strong and confident heroine! What made Pippi Longstocking such an endearing character was the fact that she truly was an extraordinary girl and I loved the fact that Pippi is extremely strong and I also enjoyed the odd activities that Pippi does such as dancing with the robbers and climbing inside trees. I also loved Pippi’s mischievous yet charming personality as she may seem as a bother to the adults, but I just loved seeing her misunderstand everything that goes on in life on land since she has lived at the seas for most of her life and I loved the fact that she continues doing what she loves best despite what everyone else thinks of her. I also loved Pippi’s relationship with Tommy and Annika as it is clear that the two kids loved Pippi’s unusual nature and accept her bizarre approaches to life and because of that, Tommy and Annika are possibly the best friends that Pippi ever had!

Probably the only thing that most parents might be worried about in this book is Pippi’s mischievous behavior. Pippi does lie to her friends about her adventures around the world and she does do mischievous activities that get on adults’ nerves and therefore, smaller children might be enticed to copy her behavior. However, while I agree that some of Pippi’s antics are suggestive, I always thought that because Pippi’s parents were absent, Pippi never had anyone tell her what was right or what was wrong and I think that she does these activities because she does not know that what she is doing is wrong or right and it was this nature of Pippi about the fact that she is so young and does not know the world very well that I found extremely pleasing to read about.

Overall, “Pippi Longstocking” is certainly an instant for children all over the world that love reading about wild and crazy kids! I would recommend this book to children ages six and up due to the length of this book and due to Pippi’s suggestive behavior.

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Ronyell I've seen the movie 10000 too!!! I just loved that movie to death when I was small!! I'll have to find it again in my tape shelf!

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I have never seen the movie but recently read the book so I could do the quiz. It is a very good book. I guess I may have given it 5 stars. Pippi is very creative and a good role model for girls.

Ronyell I agree Lavender!! Pippi really is a great role model for girls who want to learn how to stand up for themselves!

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Catherine I loved that movie when I was a kid!

Ronyell Me too!! I used to watch it all the time when I was small!!

Dr. Zyllihapping I-Don't-Have-A-Last-Name Yay! This book is my favorite book ever! Most awesome thing ever written.

Ronyell Tayyab/Killer of Mockingbirds wrote: "Yay! This book is my favorite book ever! Most awesome thing ever written."


Ronyell Tayyab/Killer of Mockingbirds wrote: "Yay! This book is my favorite book ever! Most awesome thing ever written."


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Nancy Seligsohn I agree! Pippi is the best book ever written. I enjoyed doing the illustrations for the Scholastic edition.

Ronyell Nancy wrote: "I agree! Pippi is the best book ever written. I enjoyed doing the illustrations for the Scholastic edition."

You did the illustrations for the Scholastic edition? That's great!

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