Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950, and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Sea. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children's literature.
Ronia, the Robber's Daughterby Astrid Lindgren
On the night Ronia was born, a thunderstorm raged over the mountain, but in Matt's castle and among his band of robbers there was only joy - for Matt now had a spirited little black-haired daughter. Soon Ronia learns to dance and yell with the robbers, but it is alone in the forest that she feels truly at home. Then one day Ronia meets Birk, the son of Matt's arch-enemy. Soon after Ronia and Birk become friends the worst quarrel ever between the rival bands erupts, and Ronia and Berk are right in the middle.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Edition description:
- 1st American ed
- Product dimensions:
- 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 13 Years
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This book is a splendid combination of Robin Hood, Lord of the Rings, The Hatfields and McCoys and a touch of King Arthur. Yet it's different since the hero is a heroine. Therefor, Ronia is also like Joan of Arc, Catwoman and a character from Dungeons and Dragons. She's the kind of character girls wish to be and boys wish to be with.
I don't recall how old I was when I first read this book, but it became my favorite, and still is. I saw a lot of myself in Ronia, and I still do. I recomend it to all girls, young and old. It is a great adventure.
Ronia has stayed with me throughout my childhood and adolescence, and even now inspires me everytime I read it. She is an ideal and likable role model, her life is blissfully idyllic and everything in the book breathes of magic. i would recommend it to anyone who wants to travel into another world for an hour or so.
I think that this book should get 10 stars. Not only was this an excellent book, but it taught me to be more independent. Rhonia is a true heroine. Not only is this a fantasy type book, but it is also a bit romantic. If you like any good book then this is the book for you. After reading this book I feel as if my life has changed for the better. Before reading this book I hated reading. When I bought it at a book store though some how I knew that this was the book for me. After reading it I have become an avid reader. So to all those people out there who don't like to read, give this book a chance. I love this book