Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

4.11 (132,012 ratings by Goodreads)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Swedish
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0192720171
  • 9780192720177

Review Text

A fresh delicious fantasy that children will love. In the character of 9-year-old Pippi Longstocking, who was lucky to have no parents to tell her what to do, is a juvenile Robin Hood with the authority of Mammy Yokum and a Mighty Mouse. Pippi- red headed, in longstockings (one black and one brown), and the strongest girl in the world was the friend of Tommy and Annika. Calmly and ingeniously she put down the enemy forces of the adult world - with a serene efficiency. The teacher was baffled by her logic in pointing out the futility of learning arithmetic; bullies she hoisted on trees; at the circus Pippi rode bareback, walked the tightrope, and wrestled the wrestling champ; cream and sugar flowed (on the floor) when Pippi attended a ladies' coffee party where she revealed "horrid things" with the complacency of Eliza Doolittle. Champion of fun, freedom and fantasy and long happy thoughts, Pippi is an inspired creation knit from daydreams. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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132,012 ratings
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4 32% (42,325)
3 20% (25,890)
2 4% (5,370)
1 1% (1,777)
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