Pippi Longstocking

Summary:

Pippi Longstocking is very different from other little girls her age. First of all, she lives alone in a big house with a pony and a monkey, and secondly, she is as strong as an ox and has a heart of gold and a boundless imagination! [Source: Electre]

Comment:

Pippi Longstocking’s books have been translated into seventy languages, and have sold about sixty million copies. Over the years Pippi has become the protagonist of numerous films, television series, and theatrical performances. This little girl with braids and freckles is often remembered as a feminist icon, a courageous heroine, unconventional, and free from the rules often imposed by adults, a pacifist, protector of the weakest, and the embodiment of an unstoppable desire to live. A girl with a contagious smile, wise in her own way, just like Peter Pan, she is not afraid of anything.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Lindgren, Astrid

Illustrator(s): Chesworth, Michael

Publisher: Vikings

City: New York

Year: 1997

Pages: 296

ISBN: 9780670876129

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: SE

Keywords: Empowerment, Female characters, Friendship, Positive role model

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