Sunday, April 19, 2015

A to Z Challenge: P is for Pippi Longstocking

The month of April is all about the A to Z Challenge in the bloggy world. This month bloggers near and far have been posting about a theme shaped after the letters of the English alphabet. If you'd like to know more about it for next year, go here.

My theme is Some of my Favorite Female Characters.

P is for Pippi Longstocking
For today's A to Z, I'm going way back to my childhood when the incorrigible Pippi Longstocking gave an angry 8 year old with newly divorced parents an escape from the world around her. Pippi had no parents, no rules, and did exactly as she pleased, including wearing upside down pigtails, shoes too big for her, and letting her horse live on her front porch. Like most children, I fantasized about independence and making my own rules.

I'd go back to being that innocent kid without any real responsibilities in a heartbeat. Being a grown up is highly overrated sometimes.

Here is the official blurb about the book courtesy of Amazon:

The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.

Available Here!
Available Here!
Have you read any of Pippi's Adventures? Did you have a particular story/character that helped you through a tough time in your childhood? Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? If so, leave the link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to visit.

 Also, don't forget to check out my novellas: Lost Haven and Road to Nowhere, available on Amazon now.

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