In 2020, Pippi Longstocking turns 75!
Or, to be completely accurate, the first book about Pippi turns 75 – Pippi herself will always be the free-spirited nine-year-old we know so well.
The first Pippi Longstocking story was published in the autumn of 1945. From a world devastated by war, Astrid Lindgren wrote about a completely new type of girl character. A strong, kind, curious, anti-authoritarian, and playful girl who makes extraordinary things happen. With her mismatched stockings, carrot-coloured hair and freckly face, not to mention super-human strength and resilience, Pippi Longstocking has become a cultural icon.