ISBN 0590016555 - Every time I read this story, I think of those poor parents who think every book their child reads needs to send the "right" message - and Pippi's far from that right message! And that's everything I like about her.
Pippi's mother is an angel, her father is a ship's captain who was lost at sea - Pippi believes he's become a cannibal king. She moves into the home that her father had meant for them to live in together, Villa Villekulla, and starts shaking things up for her new neighbors, Tommy and Annika. Pippi is stronger than the strongest man in the universe, doesn't attend school, tells fantastic tall tales and generally does whatever she chooses. She's as funny as you remember her being!
Pippi's always been a bit of the female Peter Pan, but instead of living away from the world, she lives alone IN the world. Message stories are great but, every now and then, a little silliness is more important and Pippi is certainly silly!
I really liked this book because pippy is a fun, smart, and unique girl. i loved geting to know her more as the story went on.
Could be seen as a prequel to "The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo"
This is the first long book that my five year old has let me read aloud to her without getting bored. She got so engrossed in the story she even picked it up and re-read chapters on her own.