Pippi in the South Seas
Publish date: 1959-09-18
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Pippi Longstocking (#3)
I prefer the second book to this one, but it was alright. It didn't seem at all familiar to me, so I don't think I ever got around to reading this one even though I own it. It's slightly uncomfortable at times with the way they refer to the natives of the island... And Tommy can be quite the bully t...
This is my second Pippi book. The Pippi books are delightful charming bits of nonsense. They are almost like novel versions of the Cat in the Hat. Pippi runs around doing extraordinary things with the same care free and absurdist chatter as the Cat in the Hat. They are quite charming and a littl...
In elementary school one of my best friends and I were so obsessed with Pippi Longstockings (admittedly because of those old Swedish movies which were horribly dubbed into English). I remember wanting to make a play, but being stumped by the impossibility of being able to pick up a horse!
I loved Astrid Lindgren's books growing up in the early 1990s...
My favourite bit is the song "Sjörövar-Fabbe" - though, as Gulla points out below, this isn't actually in the book, only the movie. It's about Pippi's great-grandfather, Fabbe, who despite being a fearsome pirate has a tendency to become seasick any time the waves get a little rough. Most Swedish th...
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