Pippi Longstocking

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Wild adventures with fun-loving, rule-breaking redhead.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Questionable content that you have to modify as you read.

I thought I was going to read a cute book about a strong-willed child. Unfortunately, it really needs an update. It was written in the 1940's -there is so much content that has not aged well at all (but quite frankly what you'd expect from a white author born in 1907). I had to stop and skip over most of the book. There are much better books with strong female characters, I'm not sure why this is considered a classic.
age 7+

Perfect for kids maybe to boring for tweens.

love it

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models

Book Details

  • Author: Astrid Lindgren
  • Illustrator: Lauren Child
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Adventures, Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publication date: November 1, 1945
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 19, 2020

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