Pippi is a 9-year-old who lives in an old villa in a Swedish town (which remains unnamed in the series) with a horse and a pet monkey. Her mother is dead and her father, a sailor, is missing. Her chief attribute is that she possesses extraordinary physical strength, enough that she is able to live by herself without any possibility of adult interference (an attempt by two policeman to take her to a children's home is spectacularly unsuccessful). She meets Tommy and Annika, two children living next door. They then have all sorts of adventures, including searching for odds and ends, having a picnic in the woods, and introducing Pippi to school .
My dad read this book to me when I was little and I remember that it was my favorite book. After a lot of years passed I read it again when I was 15, and I loved it even more.
I recommend it for all ages: kids, teens, adults...
It's an amazing book and one of my favorites.
- Reading Age: 7+
- Reading Aloud Age: 5+