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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
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Pippi Moves In by Astrid Lindgren
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Pippi Moves In: 01/05/17

Pippi Moves In by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Moves In by Astrid Lindgren is a graphic novel hybrid with short adventures with Pippi and her neighbors, Annika and Tommy. For anyone who has seen Pippi on the Run and has wondered what inspired that bizarre romp that starts with a camping trip and ends up with a flying car, much of those adventures and gags seem to have come from this book.

This comic book is a reimagining of stories published originally in Humpty Dumpty magazine from 1957-1959. In the adaption to comic and in the translation to English, some of Pippi's Pippiness has probably gone awry. But that as a kid growing up with VHS tapes recorded from off the air broadcasts of the Pippi movies, dubbed into goofy English, that strange disconnect has always been a part of the Pippi experience.

But the thing that holds true to Pippi, no matter what, is that Pippi does things on her own schedule and for her own purpose. She lives at home alone because she has decided to come home to her mother's house for reasons that are her's alone. She choses to go camping or choses to join a circus because those things suit her needs at those times.

Three stars

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