Check out my Pippi Longstocking book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. Pippi Kaltzaluze (Swedish: Pippi Långstrump) is a fictional character who is the protagonist of a series of children's literature books written by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. Pippi is a mischievous, brave, adventurous and strong 9 year old girl.

 Her hair is carrot-colored, wrapped in two movements. She is wearing a sewn dress. He lives in an old, big house in a small Swedish town called Mozolomendi. His mother died, and his father is a pirate king of the Congo. Mr. Nelson and the pony live with Uncle Pippi. He is a friend of two siblings, Anika and Tommy, who are kind, sympathetic and obedient. He has many adventures with them, some of them more crazy.


Pippi Longstocking book

  Pippi Longstocking book summary

 This work had a great impact on the whole of Europe, although it was a controversial book. In fact, this novel was pioneering and revolutionary. In Sweden, it was a great success. By the end of the 1940s, about 300,000 copies had been sold.

 He received rave reviews for his strong determination for freedom.  In 1946, John Landquist, a professor at Lund University, first criticized the book, saying that the book was misspelled, and criticizing Pippi's unusual attitude.

As for Spain, at the time of its publication, Spain was under Franco's dictatorship, and as a result the writing was censored for several years. The original Swedish book was published in 1945, but was not published in Spain until 1962.

 The book was published by Juventud Editorial. In the 60's, Children's Literature experienced an innovative moment, as the publishing policy changed and, as a result, new authors and works arrived. However, the work was censored by the state press and educational institutions.

 A clear example of censorship can be found in newspapers and magazines of the time. He did not include any information about the novel in his educational publications and recommendations.

The institutions of the time were based not only on literary values, but also on pedagogical and instrumental values. Education was moralistic and indoctrinating at the time, becoming a means of learning literature or transmitting values.

 At the time of Pippi Kaltzaluze’s publication, Lindgred’s work could be read in more than 75 languages ​​in 2018, despite being censored in many countries.

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