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Pippi Longstocking [Paperback]

Astrid Lindgren
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Jan. 1 1977 Pippi Longstocking
 The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure. 

"A rollicking story." —The Horn Book

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Pippi Longstocking + Pippi in the South Seas + Pippi Goes on Board
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Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950, and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Seas. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children's literature. 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It was very empowering for me as a child to read Pippi's adventures. Her independence, common sense, strength, resourcefulness, and compassion were a tremendous inspiration to me and continue to be very commendable qualities. I don't believe much was lost in the translation of these books because the storytelling flows superbly and is exciting, engaging, and enduring. As a youngster, my favorite elements of these stories included Pippi's hoard of gold, pet horse, physical strength, fantastic adventures, and red hair. As an adult, I am drawn to the heroine's wisdom and goodness of spirit. For adults who read Pippi as a child, I recommend a revisit to her world for a fresh view of her character as well as delightful reminiscing. This is terrific reading for all ages both girls and boys.

J.H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles
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5.0 out of 5 stars PIPPI MY ALWAYS FRIEND Nov. 2 2003
i`m 30 now.whenever the pressure of life or job or anything which may happen in adults lives keeps pressing on me i return to my pippi books. i live in those shiny pages,run with pippi, shout with pippi, dance with her and her lovely daddy and all darkness around me disappears.she takes me back to my innocence days in which watching an apple or playing with an ant was giving me the greatest joy of life.
in this way astrid and pippi are my always and sweet friends.
bess garner
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pip pip and tarry ho! June 25 2004
To my mind, Pippi Longstocking is perhaps the world's first child superhero. Able to lift strong policemen with her bare hands! Capable of climbing tall houses and trees with virtually no effort at all! Rescuing children from burning buildings and adults from snobby talk! If, like myself, you were a child of the 1980s then your first exposure to Miss Longstocking probably came in the form of that gawdawful movie circa 1988. Words alone cannot express the damage that film did to the youth of America. After watching it I avoided the book "Pippi Longstocking" like it was the plague itself. Only recently have I recanted and decided to read Astrid Lindgren's classic tale. As charming as it is outright bizarre I charge all of you to take the time to find and devour this little Swedish gem. Pippi's a pip, no question.

Working at wish fulfillment on about ten different levels, Pippi is the ultimate kid's kid. She lives all alone in a large fantastic house. Her mother died while she was but a babe and her father has been lost at sea. As optimistic regarding her father's return as Primrose Squarp in "Everything On a Waffle", Pippi fills her days with dancing, pancakes, and games. She owns a whole suitcase of gold coins, which allow her the freedom to live alone and untended. On top of that, she has her own monkey (the drolly named Mr. Nilsson) and horse. The neighbor children Annika and Tommy think (rightly so) that Pippi's a wonder. She never attends school or bothers with all the problems other children suffer. Instead, she has her own unique perspective on life and the people around her. Though precocious she's never mean, even when dealing with bullies or criminals.

The book, originally published in American in 1950, is a wonder.
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Pippi Longstocking is frequently one of the first chapter books read to children, and as a first grade teacher, I can attest to the value of its choice. Pippi is a larger than life character who does so many things that young children find absolutely wonderful and satisfying. * * * * * * * * * * * Pippi, an *orphan* with braids askew, lives all by herself at Villa Villekulla. Her only companions are her monkey and a horse (who lives on her porch).Children get to know Pippi through Annika and Tommy, *proper* children who live next door. Pippi looks at things as obliquely as her braids; she usually sees the positive side of things, unless she is requested to go to school or learn the multiplication tables. She has her own ideas about things, and simply cannot be made to follow the rules, but her way of disobeying is amusing and quite chathartic for children who ALWAYS have to follow the rules that adults make. She does not inspire kids to break the rules;she just makes them laugh with glee at her absurdity. She has *powers* that they adore!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pippi: Lindgren's Works Live On Jan. 28 2002
Astrid Lindgren has passed away at the age of 94, but she will always be remembered as one of the best children's authors.
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump in Swedish) is a delightful tale of a young girl who lives only with her horse and monkey, while taking care of herself using her wits and wackiness. After meeting the children next door, she opens their eyes to a whole new way of seeing things.
Their stuffy parents are appalled with the way the girl lives alone (her uncle is a ship captain), so they try to get the government involved in her care-taking. Leave it to Pippi to find a way out of a jam!
Children will love this tale for it's silliness, and its smart thinking!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the family enjoys reading this book!
I grew up with Pippi Longstocking and wanted a non-Disney non-princess hero for my daughter. This book teaches so many useful qualities to girls, and is full of creativity,... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Natalia
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend to any age!
What are countless memories but figments of our imaginations? Long-lost dreams that are no longer here? Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2006 by Jason Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to Read
This is a fun and silly novel about a girl with mind-boggling strength, intense zest for life, spontaneity, and no desire for practicality. It is light-hearted and fun to read.
Published on June 30 2004 by "le_baiser"
5.0 out of 5 stars You want to be Pippi? I AM PIPPI!
Pippi reinforced my innate belief that I could do anything I wanted to do and that it was OK to be a strong and brave girl. Read more
Published on July 21 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Pippi!
Pippi Longstocking is the best series of books ever. Astrid Lindgren wrote these books so colorfully and beautifully, every child has to love them. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I wanted to be Pippi! Long live Pippi Longstocking!
Published on Dec 17 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars December#10
Pippi longstocking was one of the first chapter books I read as I had to read it for a Third grade class. Read more
Published on Dec 11 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars For Young Girls, Skip This One
It might be heretical, but parents of girls younger than eight or so might consider passing on this book. Read more
Published on March 7 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Lonstocking was one of the first books that I read as a child ALL by myself. While looking for a birthday gift for my 6 year old niece, a reluctant reader, I remembered... Read more
Published on Dec 10 2001
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