Pippi im Park

    Pippi im Park

    Type:Picture Book
    Author:Astrid Lindgren
    Illustrator:Ingrid Vang Nyman

    Pippi without Villa Kunterbunt? That's hard to imagine, even if she's already boarded and landed on Taka Tuka Island. In Sweden, however, you can't do without it. And that's why Pippilotta Viktualia Rollgardina Peppermint Ephraim's daughter simply demolishes her house and sets it up again in a meadow in Stockholm's Humlepark. That's where she's needed, because pickpockets and loitering youngsters are making the park unsafe. And what the police can't manage - for Pippi it's just child's play!Pippi in the Park slumbered in the archives of the Royal Swedish Library for around 50 years until the text was discovered, the pictures colored and the book published in Sweden at the turn of the millennium. Astrid Lindgren wrote the story for a Swedish Children's Day party in 1949, when Pippi was very young. But Pippi has always been a very special girl. And ahead of its time. Or is it normal these days for little girls with red pigtails to live in a park with their horses, monkeys, Thomas and Annika and chase away much bigger boys?Translator: Angelika Kutsch

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