Step into Pippi Longstocking’s Mismatched Shoes at the Junibacken Museum in Sweden

by Stephanie Nikolopoulos

Any girl that has ever worn her hair in braids has undoubtedly been called Pippi Longstocking. The image of the impish redhead is one of the most enduring in children's literature. After all, the way her braids stuck out from the side of her head--not to mention her zany socks--symbolized her untamable spirit.  Is it any wonder I braided my hair when I set off to Junibacken, the children's museum dedicated to (Pippiauthor) Astrid Lindgren's characters, during my visit to Stockholm, Sweden?

Pippi and I share more in common than braids, though. Pippi, like me, has...

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