literary doppelganger

Earlier this week, a linky party that Not Just Child's Play is holding caught my eye.

She asked "if you could choose one character from a children's story to describe yourself -- who would it be?"

No worries -- I thought.  Sounds like fun.

Not so easy. A lot harder than I thought.

Pooh thinking - not a clue to my literary doppelganger. 
So, I figured I had to change the rules - just a wee bit.  Maybe just bending them.

I found two literary characters that I think are maybe a bit like me - and that I would like to be more like them.

(Sorry, Miss Travers.  I hope you will forgive the rule bending.)

As a girl, I loved reading about girls who made an impact in their world - read all the Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, Amelia Earhart, Madame Curie books that were in my local public library.

I also loved Pipi Longstocking.

The girl is unconventional but has common sense wisdom, wears whatever she wants to, is fiercely loyal, knows her own mind and acts on it, has a strong sense of justice, respect for those who deserve it and a bag of gold coins at her disposal.

The girl even got her own stamp!

No red hair, no pigtails, no pirate papa and no bag of gold coins hidden in the dresser.  But I sure like her.

Another strong girl, who cares not what she wears, who thinks outside the box, is willing to make unconventional choices to do what is best for her is Elizabeth, wearer of paper bags, follower of horses bones, confounder of dragons and rescuer of princes.

I love that the Paperbag Princess did what she needed to do to rescue Prince Ronald, and that when he was not worthy of her, she broke with convention and went off to live a wonderful adventurous life --without him.  

Never had a castle, and am married to the guy that I started dating at 19.  And I love Princess Elizabath's spunk.  She has it over the Disney Princesses any day of week.

I figure that both these girls rock, and I want to claim them as my kids lit doppelgangers.

Claim your kids lit character doppelganger.  

Visit Not Just Child's Play and link up. 

Not wanting to be left out of the linky party party, I have one up my sleeve.  It has to do with books - 'cause that seems to be a theme right now.

Watch out for it in the next couple of days.


  1. Yay! Thank you so much for playing! Of course you can bend the rules, I purposely didn't put any "rules"! :) Love your ideas--Pippi is one of my faves as well. We took the kids to see a play of her story on a field trip once-I think I enjoyed it more than they did! :)

    Looking forward to your linky party! :) Thanks again!

  2. I love your choices, but especially Elizabeth. She's one of my favourite characters ever!
    Hey! I married the guy I started dating when I was 18 -- it was interesting to read that you did the same thing:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  3. Great choice! Pippi is so fun! :) I am a new follower!

    Julie Shope


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