Mar 20, 11
Recommended to Anne-Marie by:
my mom :)
I own a copy, read count: 5?
This was my absolute FAVORITE book when I was little! I was Pippi for Halloween in third grade... heehee. It's about this funky little girl who's nine years old. She lives all alone, "which of course was very nice because there were no parents around to make her drink cod liver oil when she much preferred caramel candy." (I'm quoting from MEMORY here, because I read it so many times!) Pippi doesn't go to school, and she owns a monkey named Mr. Nelson and a horse that lives on her porch. She lives in Sweden (actually, the book was translated from Swedish), and she makes friends with two neighboring kids, Tommy and Annika. Tommy and Annika are brought up to be proper little children, and Pippi always gets them into mischief (but they love her, of course!).
Throughout the trilogy, Pippi outsmarts all the adults in her life, and she eventually goes off to live for awhile with her father, a cannibal king on a far-off island.
I remember her full name: Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackerelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking.