Astrid Lindgren always believed that all you had to do was. Give the children love, more love and still more love — and the common sense will come by itself. And Pippi Longstocking, her most famous character, comes really close to being the personified proof of that… So where did Pippi come from? And so she did. Pippi is not like other children. First of all, she lives all by herself in a house called Villakulla Cottage.
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The lady finally understood. I like them! Good morning to you! With her mismatched stockings, carrot-coloured hair and freckly face, not to mention super-human strength and resilience, Pippi Longstocking has become a cultural icon. Her rebellious nature also inspired the character of Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. No stranger to counter-culture, Pippi can be seen around the world in tattoos, celebrity photographs, works of graffiti and on catwalks as a symbol of female strength, resilience, kindness, fairness and acceptance. Press release. Pippi Longstocking has been translated into more than 75 different languages. See all of Pippi's quotes. Pippi Longstocking.
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Translations have been published in more than 40 languages, commonly with new illustrations. In the Norwegian Nobel Institute listed the novel as one of the "Top Works of World Literature", based on polling one hundred authors from fifty-four countries. Lindgren originally told Pippi stories to her daughter Karin in , when the seven-year-old was home sick with pneumonia. She wrote the first manuscript during her own injury three years later. Nilsson , a suitcase filled with pieces of gold, and her unnamed pet horse.