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18 Reasons Pippi Långstrump Was Your Childhood Hero

"I am the sea and nobody owns me."

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3. Which was all the more impressive because she didn't go to school.

Pippi spent her childhood at sea, so she didn't have a conventional education. But the way she managed to cope in the real world made you confident that school wasn't all that important anyway.


5. She always said the right things.


8. But she really came into her element when she got the chance to answer back teachers.


11. Pippi was, is, and always will be your style icon.

She was the original queen of oversized knitwear and odd socks.

12. And you'll never stop wishing you could make your plaits stick up like hers.

Sure, you can do French plaits, Dutch plaits, and fishtail plaits, but you can't literally make your hair stick out.


13. Pippi lived by her own rules.

When she wanted to eat, she ate. When she wanted to slide down her bannisters, she slid down her bannisters. And when she wanted to pack her bags and spend a bit of time at sea with her dad, she did just that.

14. Pippi was always up for an adventure.

She basically said "yes" to everything. Which meant she was always having fun.

16. Pippi was endlessly loyal to her friends.

Even when her dad offered to take her out to see with him, she decided to stay in Villa Villekulla so she could stay close to her friends.

17. And let's just remember that she had a pet monkey and a horse.

Mr. Nilsson and Lilla Gubben were hands down the coolest pets anyone could have.