Pippi Longstocking (paperback)
At the edge of a Swedish village where they live, Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor - her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a monkey, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another. This is a rollicking story for ages 8-12. Astrid Lindgren, author of many popular books for children, won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her contribution to children's literature.