Astrid Lindgren - Pippi Longstocking

A Video Talk

She is feisty, feminist, and she fights injustice. She dresses oddly, has a face covered in freckles, and is incredibly strong, both physically and mentally. The little girl with red hair in sticking-out plaits, and with a monkey perched on her shoulder, has made her way into millions of hearts in the form of the original book, the film versions, and the theme parks.

Learn more about the unconventional, strong woman who created Pippi Longstocking, and how the beloved tale came into being.

Join me on a visit to beautiful Sweden to discover intriguing information about a children’s classic and a memorable and unusual heroine.

“Pippi Longstocking has influenced legions of women from Michelle Obama to Madonna.”
― Michael Billington

What inspired the creation of a girl who stands up to bullies?

But who was Pippi’s creator?

Today we think of Sweden as a very liberated and modern society, but how did young Astrid Lindgren shock her puritanical Swedish townsfolk? What was it that inspired the creation of a girl who faces up to bullies when the Swedish were holding a neutral position during World War II? What laws did Astrid Lindgren change and how did she improve her society by using the popularity of her novels?

Learn more about the unconventional, strong woman who created Pippi, and how the beloved tale came into being.

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At just $9 this Video Talk is a real treat! In it, I reveal intriguing stories about the author to help you understand what prompted this book to be written. I identify the main characters and their roles, analyse the themes behind the story, and describe the influence that the era, lifestyle and circumstances have on the book’s setting. It is illustrated with photographs, paintings, scenes from different film versions and book covers – you’ll have plenty to look at while you listen. Buy it now and receive a link to view your video immediately.

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Discuss it with me

The little girl with red hair, freckles and plaits has made her way into millions of hearts all around the world. What about yours? Let’s discuss it here.

[Pippi] was a much-loved heroine of ours and it was delightful to hear about her story and that of her creator Astrid Lindgren. As always your talks are engaging and full of incredible insights.

Anne
Thanks so much for your wonderful Zoom sessions this year.  Magic!
Kay
Thanks for another wonderful adventure with 2 more amazing women; Astrid and Pippi.  The connection with Greta Thunberg quickly became apparent even down to psychological issues.
 
I never encountered Pippi Longstocking at school or in public libraries.  Enid Blyton was all dominant until Biggles came on the scene.
Alan

You are delightful. Keep it coming. 

Jane

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Featured image credit- Inger Nilsson as Pippi Longstocking, 1969 Beta Film TV series adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062598/

Comments (2)

  1. Anne Hodgson

    Many thanks, Susannah for allowing Pippi to come back into our household after all these years. She was a much-loved heroine of ours and it was delightful to hear about her story and that of her creator Astrid Lindgren. As always your talks are engaging and full of incredible insights. Hopefully, there will be more Pippi followers as a result of your latest video talk.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      So glad that Pippi was a part of your household, Anne, though I imagine her cooking techniques would horrify George!
      I really loved seeing palces in Sweden connected with Astrid Lindgren and just hope that one day I will be able to travel there again.

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