On the edge of the tiny little town was an old garden, all overgrown. In this garden was an old house and in that house lived Pippi Longstocking. She was nine years old and she lived there all alone. She didn’t have a mum or a dad, and that was actually quite nice because there was nobody to tell her to go to bed just when she was having the most fun, and nobody to make her take cod liver oil when she would rather eat sweets.
Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish author best known for her children's book series Pippi Longstocking telling the story of 9-year-old Pippi's misadventures and shenanigans. Pippi is a wild carefree little girl. She also has a peculiar fashion sense. This series became popular worldwide and remains a classic of children’s literature.