Title: Pippi Longstocking
Author: Astrid Lingren
Genre: Children’s Classic
Publication Date: 1945
Publisher: Puffin Books
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”
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 flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another! – Excerpt from Goodreads.
This one is so nostalgic for me. I grew up having my mom read the books to me and I used to watch the movies all the time as well.
Pippi Longstockingis a classic that everyone should enjoy at least once in their life. It’s about a young girl who lives in a large house with a monkey and a horse, she also happens to be “the strongest girl in the world.” Beside Pippi live two other children, a brother and a sister and together they get into all sorts of fun adventures.
This book is so charming, and completely hilarious. The jokes in this book still hold up after all these years. I guess that is why it’s considered a classic. I love Pippi’s sense of adventure and her innocence. She doesn’t really think badly of anyone and can’t imagine why others are so hard on her sometimes. She has her own set of rules and doesn’t care to fit in with everyone else. We really all could take a few pointers from her. She’s a loyal friend and very generous with everyone she meets.
I am a bit bias when it comes to this book since it’s just so close to my heart. I don’t see any big complaints to mention and this is a great one if you want something fun and light, no matter what the age. I highly recommend it.