Did You Know?
In Americanizing the story, several changes were made to some supporting characters. The schoolteacher Ms. Lindquist is a combination of the kind unnamed schoolteacher in the first two Pippi books ("Pippi Longstocking" and "Pippi Goes on Board"), and the cruel teacher Ms. Rosenblom (from the third and final book, "Pippi in the South Seas"). The two thieves, "Scar Face" Seymour and "Mad Dog" Jerome, are actually renamed versions of Thunder-Karlsson and Bloom (both of whom originated in the first book, "Pippi Longstocking"). However, just as in the original books, the two police officers who confront Pippi are unnamed. See more