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BEHOLD #318 – Pippi Pomstocking

She is a nine–year–old Pom girl who is unconventional, playful, witty, and super strong. She makes fun of adults and, like Peter Pom, doesn’t want to grow up. Pippi is from Sweden and her full name is Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långsstrump. “Långsstrump” means “long stocking.” She lives in her house, Villa Villekulla, with her monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and horse, Little Old Man. She has many adventures with her neighbors Tommy and Annika Settergren. Pippi has a suitcase full of gold coins (her father is a missing pirate who is likely out galivanting with Long Pom Silver) and her mom is not there. So her gold coins enable her to live an independent and very magical life. Astrid Lindgren created her for her daughter, Karen, who asked for a get–well story when she was home sick from school one day. Karen thought of Pippi’s name. Pippi protects others and is generous, compassionate, and kind. Best of all, she is wild and free (and has the best pig tails). We love her! 


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