The Letter is P
For Pippi Longstocking
Here is Pippi
- an 'unconventional, assertive' fictional character from books
by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Pippi has superhuman strength.
She frequently mocks and dupes adults
and reserves her worst behavior for the most
pompous and condescending.
Pippi does not want to grow up,
just like that other PP - |Peter Pan
She is the daughter of a Buccaneer Captain
and has many adventurous stories to tell
She has four best friends.
Her horse and her monkey,
and the neighbour's children, Tommy and Anika.
Pippi's full name is
Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking
Pippi saw the light of day when she was so named
by Astrid Lindgren's daughter, Karin,
who requested a get well story from her mother
one day when she was home sick from school.
You may read more about Pippi and her world in a small Swedish village
by visiting Wikipedia, from whence
came all that I have told you so far.
This is a bit of a short cut but I only have hours home from the hospital
where Charles is recovering from his hip surgery last Friday!!!
For more great P's visit here at ABC Wednesday.
Many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her Peppy Helpers.