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Publisher's Summary

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on the porch and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi's scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.
©1945 Astrid Lindgren; ©1950, 1978 The Viking Press; (P)1998 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"Astrid Lindgren has created a unique and lovable character, inspiring generations of children to want to be Pippi...Simply put, Pippi is irresistible." (Amazon.com)

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Still works for today's kids--even boys!

It's hard to find good audiobooks for kids 5-7 years old. Picture books don't work on audio, and most chapter books are still a little hard for them to follow. Pippi Longstocking was already a decades-old book when I read it as a child in the mid 1970's, but my six-year-old son seems to like it just fine. We listened to it in the car on a long family trip, and we all enjoyed it. Pippi's wacky adventures, super strength, defiance of social norms (she doesn't go to school!) and good heart (she protects the weak kids from the bullies) apparently have timeless appeal.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Mark
  • Fresno, CA, United States
  • 10-07-11

A Classic Tale of the Strongest Girl in the World

Known for her bright red pigtails and her super human strenth, Pippi Longstocking is a beloved classic book enjoyed by children and adults alike. You won't believe what she does in her adventures

I especially liked the way Esther Benson narrated the story with giggles,. coughing, and other things used in the dialogue. The Listening Library version of Pippi Longstocking is a must-have for literature lovers.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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It's pretty good.

I kinda like it. I think that you will love it if you are looking for something silly and funny.

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Great version of a classic story!

What made the experience of listening to Pippi Longstocking the most enjoyable?

I really like the narrator on this version of Pippi. I also love the fun stories. My children adore them, too.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pippi Longstocking?

When she makes 500 cookies and Pippi the Thing Finder.

Which character – as performed by Esther Benson – was your favorite?

Pippi, of course.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a really fun story, with a few serious moments, like the party. Made me remember being a child who didn't fit in.

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  • Tiffany
  • Hickory, NC, United States
  • 11-12-12

Entertaining

Would you try another book from Astrid Lindgren and/or Esther Benson?

Absolutely. My girls fell in love with Pippi after listening to the story. They have gone to the library and checked out more Pippi books.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Since the Pippi books are limited, we may listen to another Trixie Beldon book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

n/a

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pippi Longstocking?

none

Any additional comments?

none

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A little monkey and a horse!

A little money and a horse!
This book is fun and creative.
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Great narration

The narration was just about perfect but, Pippi herself gets awfully tiresome. Was happy to finish.

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LOVE IT!!!!

I like how pippi longstocking is a mysterious and very adventurous little girl like me. She is also the same age as me and lucky me I'm a thingfinder too just like her!

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A wonderful, all-time favorite

The narrator's voice was soothing, yet convincing. The story of Pippi Longstocking has been a special favorite in our family for generations. Not to be missed during childhood!

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