Pippi Longstocking

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Pippi Longstocking (Swedish Pippi Långstrump) is a fictional character in a series of children's books created by author Astrid Lindgren. She is a nine-year-old girl with red braids that stick out sideways. She is very unconventional, assertive, extraordinarily strong, and rich. She lives alone with a monkey and a horse in an old house. Her friends Tommy and Annika accompany her on her adventures.

These children live with a complete lack of adult supervision, and they frequently mock and dupe the adults they do encounter; this certainly adds to the appeal these characters hold for their young readers.

There are four Pippi Longstocking books:

  • 1944 Pippi Longstocking
  • 1946 Pippi Goes on Board
  • 1948 Pippi in the South Seas.
  • 1959 Pippi's After Christmas Party.

A Swedish TV series was created based on the Pippi Longstocking books in the 1970s. Inger Nilsson gave a confident oddball performance that was uncommonly consistent and eccentric for a child actor.

The Swedish series was re-edited as 4 poorly-dubbed feature films for US distribution. They became weekend television staples in several cities in America throughout the 1970s and 80s. The original series, newly dubbed using British actors, became available in 2002.

A feature film version was released in 1988, ironically titled "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" (while the title suggests a continuation, it is in fact, a remake of the original story).

A remake as an animation series was released in 1997.

Names for Pippi Longstocking in other languages:

  • In Bulgarian "Пипи Дългото Чорапче"
  • In Castilian "Pippi Calzaslargas"
  • In Czech "Pipi Dlouhá Punčocha"
  • In Danish "Pippi Langstrømpe"
  • In Dutch "Pippi Langkous"
  • In Estonian "Pipi Pikksukk"
  • In Finnish "Peppi Pitkätossu"
  • In French "Fifi Brindacier"
  • In German "Pippi Langstrumpf"
  • In Hebrew "בילבי בת-גרב" ("Bilbi Bat-Gerev")
  • In Icelandic "Lína Langsokkur"
  • In Indonesian "Pippi Si Kaus Kaki Panjang"
  • In Italian "Pippi Calzelunghe"
  • In Korean "말괄량이 소녀 삐삐"
  • In Latvian "Pepija Garzeķe"
  • In Norwegian "Pippi Langstrømpe"
  • In Persian "پی‌پی جوراب‌بلنده (Pipi Joorab-Bolandeh)"
  • In Polish "Fizia Pónczoszanka"
  • In Portuguese "Bibi Meialonga"
  • In Russian "Пиппи Длинный Чулок" (or "Пеппи Длинныйчулок")
  • In Slovenian "Pika Nogavička"

External links

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