Monday, May 19, 2014
Pippi Longstocking Comics
My daughter Keira and I have been enjoying reading all the Pippi books together as well as these comic books. We have also watched the Swedish movies subtitled in English as well as The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, from the 80's, and a newer cartoon version on dvd that she got for Easter as well. Pippi is the best!
Sometimes when I read Pippi I like to think of my Swedish great-grandmother. I was lucky enough to have her around til I was a young adult, and she was 94 years old when she passed away. She had some similarities to Pippi - Swedish, lived in an old house by herself, and had a bit of a mischievous streak. :) Like Pippi, she was also very independent. She immigrated to Canada from Sweden all by herself when she was a young woman! Who did that back then?? Very brave!