Pippi Longstocking….

I remember in fourth grade loving Pippi Longstocking….

I loved Pippi and have often thought of those books and the fun I had reading them…

In the event you don’t remember Pippi, here is a summary from Wikipedia…

Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She frequently mocks and dupes adults she encounters, an attitude likely to appeal to young readers; however, Pippi usually reserves her worst behavior for the most pompous and condescending of adults. Pippi’s anger is reserved for the most extreme cases, such as when a man ill-treats her horse. Like Peter Pan, Pippi does not want to grow up. She is the daughter of a buccaneer captain and as such has adventurous stories to tell. She has four best friends, two animals (her horse and a monkey) and two humans, the neighbor’s children Tommy and Annika.

Now that you know how much I enjoyed Pippi, you will get a glimpse of why this picture of my niece Ellie made me smile. There are a number of similarities between Pippi and Ellie. Such fun to see that Ellie knows just how to look like Pippi….

I invite you to share the story of one of your favorite books with a young person in your life….

Author: trishborgdorff

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