Pippi in the South Seas
by Astrid Lindgren
This is the third book of stories about Pippi Longstocking: a gusty, bossy, outrageous little girl who can do massive feats of strength, and who lives to amuse her next-door friends Tommy and Annika. And now Pippi takes Tommy and Annika with her on a visit to the tropical island where her father has become a cannibal king.
As you might expect from the previous books, Pippi Longstocking and Pippi Goes on Board, the children have an adventure full of silliness and mischief. Pity the adult who stands in their way. And in the end, Pippi appears as a kind of female Peter Pan, a girl who will never grow up if she can do anything about it. And there is little she cant do when she sets her mind on it!
From the adventure hidden among the day-by-day routines of life in a Swedish village, to frolics with cannibal children, pirates, sharks, and waterfalls, young readers will enjoy this book and younger listeners will enjoy hearing it read aloud.
I recommend the Puffin edition, translated from Swedish by Gerry Bothmer and illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman.
Recommended Age: 9+
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