Timeless Thursday: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
March 11, 2010 in Book Club Possibility, Elementary Educators, Lindgren Astrid, Making Personal Connections, Middle Grade Novel, Reading Skills, Timeless Thursdays Tags: Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking, Timeless Thursdays
Pippi Longstocking is perhaps one of the most-loved orphans of all time (well, maybe she’s an orphan since she’s still waiting for her father to come back from being a cannibal king), along with Annie and the Baudelaire children. The style of this book reminds me very much of another Timeless Thursday classic, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and children just love these types of books. No matter whether the books are 10 years old or 50 years old, books like Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren allow children to use their imagination while they read, laugh out loud at silly antics, and maybe even spark their own creativity to create a story!
Here are some adventures to remember that Pippi had in her first book:
*She makes pancakes, and boy does she ever make a mess. Let’s just say eggs go everywhere.
*She has her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, which came from her father’s ship and a big suitcase full of gold coins. (Where can I get one of those?)
*Pippi “plays tag” with some policeman.
*She goes to the circus and infuriates the ringmaster and Mighty Adolf.
*Pippi dances with burglars.
Who said children can’t still have adventures and use their imaginations? Share Pippi Longstocking with your class or your children. Allow them to write their own Pippi Longstocking stories. You can also ask students to vote on which of the chapters is their favorite and explain why. This is a great read-aloud book for younger students. Check it out today!