First published in 1950
My copy has 160 pages and is published by Puffin Books.
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!
I loved Pippi Longstocking as a child. But I never read the book, I always watched the movie. And I loved to read the stories now.
Pippi is a really strong character. In strenght but also mentally. She knows what she wants and isn't scared of anyone.
She isn't used to living in a village, as she grew up on a pirate ship. And this gets her into trouble occasionally. But Pippi always means the best when she does things, and people love her for it.
I thought this book was really funny and I enjoyed it a lot. The friendship between her and Tommy and Annika was really cute.
I did think that some of the stories where a bit to much or to absurd. But that's also part of the charm of the book.