Pippi is based on the books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Lindgren's daughter Karin asked her mother for a story when she was home from school sick one day,thus Pippi was born.
|Pippi was an unusual character.|
Karin also named Pippi.
|She lives with her monkey friend and her horse,but no adults. Pippi's clothes are patched.|
|She always wears thigh high, mismatched socks.|
The first Pippi book was rejected when first submitted to a publisher in 1944, but was finally published in 1945.
|She has some bright bloomers.|
Lindgren went on to publish a total of 11 Pippi books.
|Probably Pippi's most famous trait is her crazy red braids. They aren't supposed to curl up this much, but this girls braids won't stay in place.|
This exact design was made in several sizes, including a tiny Pippi about 5" tall. This particular Pippi measures 16 tall to the top of her head,but her braids add another 3"!
|Wow! Those sunspots in the lower right corner are pretty cool!|
There have also been several Pippi movies made,and probably even more dolls.
This girl is made by Omega Toy.
|The Astrid Lundgren licensing,sign of an authentic Pippi.|
Tomorrow is another doll. See you then.