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Compare these photos of Inger Nilsson:

I bet she still has a horse in her kitchen and walks on the walls. I can see it.

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June 6, 2004, 10:49 PM

my name is pippilotta, delicatesa, windowframe, mackrelmenthe, efram's daughter, longstocking.

Pippi longstocking is one of my hero's and role models. I think she is fabulous...

oh wow - I didn't know you had a whole section on kids movies - totally cool!

June 10, 2004, 01:09 AM

Hey Heather, is that name from the Pippi stories, or are you making that up? It seems vaguely familiar...

I loved the Pippi movies when I was younger, and I'd really like to see them again, although I haven't rushed to do it because I don't want to spoil the experience. I also think I won't really bother with the books or the cartoons, since my image of Pippi is inextricably tied to the live action movies starring the above-pictured Inger Nilsson. (Which were based on a TV show, I think.)

She's awesome.

June 27, 2004, 07:58 PM

The name is from one of the pippi books and pippi also recites it in one of the movies - I think when she meets tommy and anika for the first time. I took found out about Pippi from the movies too. I found a couple of the books (Pippi and the South Seas and another one too) and they are great. The movies are almost exactly straight from the book. They are really great. Stay away from that american hollywood version though.

I used to have a pippi costume, complete with dyed mis-matched stockings and a smock like thing. I really really wish I could be modern pippi. I never could hack the sleeping with my face under the covers though.

June 28, 2004, 11:22 AM

OK, well I may have to check out the books, then. But don't worry, the Hollywood remake has never even shown up on my radar.

Heather, did you ever read Harriet the Spy? She's another lone rebel, and I loved that book in third or fourth grade. She was a writer! She climbed into a dumbwaiter!

A couple of years ago I had the idea of finding that book in a bookstore and rereading it, but when I got there it had a stupid photo on the cover and the phrase "now a major motion picture starring Rosie O'Donnell." I punched that book so hard that the shelf rocked and everybody turned to look. Or at least I wanted to.

I'll look for the book again when the whif of Hollywood flop has cleared the publisher's design department.

July 1, 2004, 09:27 AM

I don't think I've ever read _Harriet the Spy_. Although she sounds familiar. I'll keep my eyes open for it in a used bookstore. I hate those "major motion picture" book covers. They are so lame.