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Though today largely forgotten, upstaged by Disney starlets and Bratz dolls, Pippi Longstocking once was a megastar for children. Her first book came out in 1945 (by Astrid Lindgren — thanks Sweden!) and she was an instant hit. Pippi eventually had a tv series, movie, a few tv specials, and even a Soviet made-for-tv movie. Pippi was notable for her superhuman strength and living by herself in a huge house.

Though today largely forgotten, upstaged by Disney starlets and Bratz dolls, Pippi Longstocking once was a megastar for children. Her first book came out in 1945 (by Astrid Lindgren — thanks Sweden!) and she was an instant hit. Pippi eventually had a tv series, movie, a few tv specials, and even a Soviet made-for-tv movie. Pippi was notable for her superhuman strength and living by herself in a huge house.

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    Pippi will always have a special place in my heart. They even nicknamed me after her when I was kid. I still remember...
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