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posted by Pippi21
When my mother used to read me the Pippi-stories, she always told me how Pippi was originally 'born': Astrid Lindgren's daughter was ill and she asked her mother to make up a story about "Pippi Langstrump". And so, based upon the sort of silly name, Astrid Lindgren made up a very special caracter.
And I used to listen to my mother and imagine I was the one for whom the story was invented, and that Pippi was my own personal friend. I just loved the way she always found something fun to do and the crazy part was that even though she had superstrength and a case full of gold, she never really used...
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