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Pippi Longstocking Social Sensitivity

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Social Sensitivity

Despite the joy that children experience when reading Pippi Longstocking, some parents and educators may object to the Pippi stories because of Pippi's unbelievable traits and feats. Furthermore, given her unconventional behavior and language, they may feel that Pippi is not an acceptable role model for impressionable students. Lindgren, herself, had qualms about Pippi, and in her cover letter to the publisher that accompanied the manuscript she concluded with, "In the hope that you will not notify the Child Welfare Authorities."

Some critics suggest that Pippi Longstocking is not Lindgren's best work.

Many of her later works display much more understanding and sensitivity concerning childhood and adolescence.

Despite the shocked reactions to this fantasy character, Pippi remains just that, a fantasy. Most readers do not copy her behavior or speech except in play, and Pippi Longstocking remains a highly entertaining and harmless escape for them.

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