PIPPI LONGSTOCKING Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Pippi Longstocking                                                           
Pippi Longstocking is a fictional character in a                                   
series of children's books created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.               
She is very unconventional, assertive, rich and extraordinarily strong, being       
able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She frequently mocks and     
dupes the adults she encounters, an attitude likely to appeal to young readers;     
however, Pippi usually reserves her worst behavior for the most pompous and         
condescending of adults.                                                           
The first four Pippi books were published in 1945-1948, with an additional         
series of six books published 1969-1975. Two final stories were printed in 1979     
and 2000. The books have been translated into a large number of languages.         
With the publication of the first Pippi book, Lindgren rejected established         
conventions for children's books. Although well received by contemporary critics,   
the book was controversial among some social conservatives who desired children's   
books that, by their standards, would set a good example for children.