Following its successful release in Catalan, Pippi Lansgtrump, Cuento con canciones, a musical based on the character "Pippi Longstocking", is now available in Spanish. The Pippi character was invented by Astrid Lindgren in 1941 in order to entertain her 7-year-old daughter who was suffering a lung infection. The first Pippi book was published in 1945 by Rabén & Sjögren, who saw in Pippi's seditious humour an anecdote for the bleakness of the child's world in post WWII Europe. Soon the girl with red braids gained international fame, and reached the height of her popularity in the 1970s with her own television series. Pippi still retains her power to charm children round the world today.
This narrated version is based on Lindgren's adaptation for the stage with music by Georg Riedel, first performed in Spain by the Lazzigags company with Lidia Linuesa in the role of Pippi.