19 Reasons Pippi Longstocking Is The Ultimate Powerful Woman

She can lift a horse. Game over.

Pippi Longstocking is pretty much the sassiest girl around.

1. Despite only being 9-years-old, she owns Villekulla Cottage.

Which contains a suitcase full of gold coins and a chest of drawers stuffed with valuable treasure.

2. Villekula Cottage is the coolest house in the world because Pippi’s horse lives on its porch.

3. Talking of Pippi’s horse, she rides it everywhere.

4. She can even lift it.

5. In fact, Pippi can lift a lot of things. She’s really, really strong.

When her friends Tommy and Annika got into trouble with a school bully, Pippi threw the bully over a tree. When two robbers tried to steal her treasure, she picked them up by their belts and threw them outside. And when pirates tried to invade her dad’s ship, she threw them overboard.

6. Sometimes Pippi can be a little bit rude. But only ever to condescending adults who need to be put in their place.

7. Most of the time, she’s charming. In fact, she’s so charming that she managed to convince her neighbours not to put her into a children’s home.

Pippi’s mum died when she was a baby and her dad is a buccaneer captain who works away at sea.

8. You see, because she lives alone, Pippi is entirely self-sufficient.

She somehow manages to cook, clean and repair breakages all by herself.

9. And living without adults means she doesn’t have to follow anyone else’s rules.

Pippi slides down the bannister, walks backwards and sleeps with her feet on the pillow and her head under the covers.

10. And she doesn’t really live alone. She lives with Mr Nilsson, the monkey.

11. Pippi’s full name is outrageously cool. It’s Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking.

12. And she ties her pigtails so tight that they stick up. Which is just an excellent style statement.

13. Pippi doesn’t want to grow up. Which means she doesn’t like figures of authority.

14. Or school.

Once, when she tried to enroll at Tommy and Annika’s school, she got told off for drawing on the floor after she ran out of space on her sheet of paper.

15. But that doesn’t matter. Pippi always thinks of innovative ways to resolve her own problems.

Too much cookie dough? Use a barrell as a rolling pin and the floor as a kitchen surface, of course.

16. Pippi plays by her own rules.

17. Which means she always has exciting adventures.

18. And because her dad’s a sea captain, she’s travelled all over the world.

19. So she has loads of incredible stories. Even if she can get a bit carried away with her imagination.

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