Pippi Longstocking Topics for Discussion

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1. Why did Lindgren choose a little girl to be her heroine? How would Pippi Longstocking be different if Pippi were a boy?

2. Most readers genuinely like Pippi, despite (or perhaps because of) her inappropriate behavior, dress, and speech. What are the qualities that make Pippi likable?

3. What purpose do the characters Tommy and Annika serve in the book?

4. Discuss the importance of Pippi's tremendous strength.

5. What do Pippi's strength, her gold pieces, her monkey and horse represent? Is there a limit to her strength and wealth?

6. Why does Pippi have no parents?

Are we to believe that her father survived his experience at sea and is truly a cannibal king?

7. How is the Swedish village where Pippi lives different from your own town?

How is it the same?

8. Pippi sometimes shows a lack of respect for the adults she encounters.

Do they also show a lack of...

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