Girl Protagonist of February: Pippi Longstocking

Girl February 2020 Pippi - Pippi LongstockingOur girl protagonist of February is Pippi Longstocking! She is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi was named by Lindgren’s daughter Karin, who asked her mother for a get-well story when she was off school. Pippi Longstocking quickly became popular in Sweden upon publication, and by the end of the 1940s, 300,000 copies had been sold. As of 2009, the book has been translated into 64 languages. Continue reading