Pippi Longstocking has REAL Grit!

Pippilotta Provisionia Gaberdina Dandeliona Ephraimsdaughter Longstocking remains one of the worlds greatest female icons. It’s a bold statement, I know. But, have you read Pippi Longstocking? If you answer yes, then you also know; if not, what are you doing, dear sweet reader? Get to the library! Run to the book store!

“Pippi Longstocking is a girl rebel.” says Tiina Meri of Sweden’s official website.

In elementary school, my best friend Nadia and I would beg my mom to braid our hair and put wire in the pig tails and we would go climb trees and pretend for a moment that we just returned from sea and had the Villakulla Cottage all to ourselves with our monkey friend and our horse, to clean whenever (if ever) we wanted in skate-scrub-brushes!

What I love most about Pippi is her positive belief in herself. Pippi believes that she is the strongest girl in the world (to Pippi, this is obviously stronger than the strongest man in the world)! She encourages girls to believe in themselves. Reading Pippi Longstocking as a young girl contributed to my veracity and ability to see myself as the strongest person I know (another bold statement, I know. I also believe that you are the strongest person that you know, you see?)!

Remember when I told you that I’m giving away a copy of Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters? Well, the giveaway starts here:

Tell me what woman you admire most?

By commenting on this blog post, and tomorrow’s, too, I will enter your name in a random raffle. One winner will receive the book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters!

11 thoughts on “Pippi Longstocking has REAL Grit!”

    1. She sure is, Nickky! While it is not nearly as good and rich with fervor, you can also watch the movie. I highly recommend reading the book(s) and watching the movie! Pippi cleans her house by fastening scrub brushes to her feet and skating! How cool is that?


  1. Ah….forever it had to be Scarlett O’Hara!!! Talk about a lady with grit :) and determination! I always admired her ability to use all her assests and inner strength to get her through even the toughest situation.
    For younger girls, Pippi is a great start!


  2. One of my women heros as a child (and still today) is Dolly Parton. She grew up very money poor but in a house filled with love and and a dream in her heart and head. She followed her dreams and inspires others I do so. Her reading foundation is a wonderful program too. She has given many children/ people dreams through bein able to read books!


  3. Its been a looong time since I read Pippi….maybe I shall give her a re-read :)
    I admire woman who dare to take their dream and make it happen…you have done this! I so love your bus!!
    There’s Jenna over at Coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com and Susan over at Farmgirlfare.com pure inspiration to be bold and make it happen :)


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