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
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.
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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[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.
You are delightful. Keep it coming.