Pippi Goes On Board (Pippi Longstocking #2)

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Title: Pippi Goes On Board

Series: Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: Children

Pages: 78

 

Synopsis:

Pippi and her two little friends have adventures at the Fair, on a deserted Island and eventually with her father, the Cannibal King.

 

My Thoughts:

A fun story with each chapter being a little story on its own.

This is the type of book I would love to read to kids to awaken their interest in reading. It is short and well within their attention spans, funny and humorous and most of all, it is about kids their age.

When I think of a “children’s book”, this is what I envision. And as an adult, it might not be the greatest of literary fare, but it was good for an afternoon’s read.

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Pippi in the South Seas (Pippi Longstocking #3)

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Title: Pippi In the South Seas

Series: Pippi Longstocking #3

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Children

Pages: 80

 

Synopsis:

Pippi takes her friends to the Island where her father is king and they all have a grand time. They come home, celebrate a late Christmas and vow to never grow up. Thus ends the series.

 

My Thoughts:

I accidentally read book 3 before book 2 due to a snafu on my kindle. But it is really no biggie.

I enjoyed this more than the first book and found in it the humor I had remembered and was expecting from book 1. These are fun books that appeal to a child’s imagination and allows them to see a world where THEY are in control.

I’m not one to beat the Sexist drum, quite the contrary in fact. But if I had to choose between a Pippi and some of the modern young women paraded as paradigms of the Modern Woman, I’d choose, recommend and champion Pippi every time.

Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking #1)

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Title: Pippi Longstocking

Series: Pippi Longstocking #1

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: Children

Pages: 80

 

Synopsis:

Pippi Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world, moves into Villa Villecula, all by herself.

Her neighbors have adventures with her and romps ensue.

 

My Thoughts:

I remember reading this back in gradeschool and thinking it was the most humorous book ever. It was the Gold Standard of Funny.

Reading this now, I can understand why my young self was so enamored. It is immature, all about the kids and them having Adventures that every kid can only dream about.

The adults are adults from a kids perspective, existing but usually getting in the way.

I’m rating this 3 because I’m an adult. But for kids, and my Inner Kid, I’m giving it a 5.