Pippi Longstocking Themes & Characters

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Without a doubt, the most important character in Pippi Longstocking is the incomparable Miss Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Longstocking herself. This uninhibited, fearless, creative, nine-yearold child embodies and represents the many fantasies that real children imagine. Her physical description matches her unusual name: carrot-red hair in two braids that stick straight out; a nose shaped like a small potato dotted with freckles; a blue dress that she made herself, patched with red cloth in the places where she ran out of material; long thin legs covered with long stockings (one brown, one black); black shoes twice as long as her feet; and a little dressed-up monkey perched on her shoulder.

Pippi's behavior is equally amazing: she sleeps with her feet on her pillow; walks with one foot on the sidewalk and the other in the street; keeps her horse on her front porch; is strong...

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