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Pippi Longstocking: 12/08/07
Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Longstocking (or Pippi to her friends) is one of my favorite children's fiction heroines. She was first introduced in Pippi Longstocking. She's stronger anyone, lives alone in a palatial home, has a horse and a monkey, and is the daughter of a pirate. Who could ask for more out of a main character?
For the BookCrossing Literacy Train I treated myself to a reread of Pippi Longstocking before donating my copy to the cause. This initial volume introduces Pippi, her pets and her friends: Tommy and Annika. The chapters are not more than vignettes to put Pippi in comical situations but it is fun to see the mayhem that unfolds.
Pippi isn't a bad child. She's just headstrong and used to being on her own. She's not part of proper society although she does try to be polite. She's not educated in the standard way but has seen the world before settling down albeit briefly at her home, Villa Villekulla.
I loveloveLOVE this book. I love Pippi's strength, cleverness, and that treasure trove in her bureau."