Pippi Longstocking.The perennially popular children's book heroine has been given a makeover by Lauren Child
Pippi Longstocking: The ultimate heroine If this Swedish girl doesn't bamboozle you with tall tales of her time on the high seas, charm you with a gift bought with her inexhaustible pile of gold coins or turn the world as you know it upside down, then she can always pick you up and leave you hanging from a tree branch, because she's strong enough to benchpress a horse.
Fans of Charlie and Lola books (or TV show) or fans of Child's other great books ("Whose Afraid of Storybook Wolves?") may like graduating to her chapter series about Clarice Bean. I think of her as a British (and more modern) Ramona Quimby. Very lovable and full of laughs!