Proposed Book Cover: Pippi Longstocking
From Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Chapter 7, Pippi Goes to the Circus:
But when she came back to the small platform at one end of the tightrope and turned around, there stood
stood Pippi. "Quite a surprise, isn't it?" said Pippi with delight when she saw Miss Elvira's astonished expression Miss Elvira didn't say a word. Instead she jumped down from the tightrope and threw her arms around the neck of the ringmaster, who happened to be her father. And the ringmaster once again sent his attendants to throw Pippi out. This time he sent five of them. But then all the spectators in the circus started shouting, "Leave her alone! We want to see the red-headed girl!" And they all stamped their feet and clapped their hands. Pippi leaped onto the tightrope. And Miss Elvira's acrobatics were nothing compared to what Pippi could do. When she reached the middle of the tightrope, she stretched one leg high in the air, and her big shoe spread out like a roof over her her head. She bent her foot forward slightly so that she could tickle herself behind on ear.