Ronia, The Robber's Daughter
ISBN: 0670606405
EAN13: 9780670606405
Language: English
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Read the book that inspired Studio Ghibli's series, Ronja the Robber's Daughter A thrilling adventure crafted by the author of Pippi Longstocking

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.

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   I read this book 6 (!) times & was absolutely in love with the story!
It has been many many years since I read it, but this was my favorite book. I read it six times between the age of eight and 12 years old. I remember as a child only two books and this was one of them. Astrid Lindgren was able to draw me into the story in a way that no other author could.
   Lindgren fan
I don 't know if it is the fact that I don 't always feel realistic, reasonable, and responsible, but I still dive into the books of my childhood when I need to go away for a while. For me personally, there isn 't a question that Astrid Lindgren's stories are some of the best ones out there. Ronia's story is full of fantasy, fun, conceit and adventure, but it also reminds us of the importance of being determined, to love your ground, to forgive and just to never give up. Any book that combines great storytelling with a good message without being preachy about it... that is what I call a great book.
   A Masterpiece That Instantly Became a Family Favorite
I can not recommend this book enough. It was perhaps lost in translation during the Reagan era when it came out, but this story of a Robber child who finds herself inside the magical and sometimes frightening woods outside her father's hideout is mythological feminist storytelling at its best. The characters, the location, the language add up to an exciting and enchanting read. From our family, Huge thumbs up. Actually, I like them much.
   Everyone should read this book
Growing up in Germany, where Astrid Lindgren is treated by every child in every child, was deeply touched by Lindgren's stories. It may sound silly, but they add to my life on that day. without a shadow of a doubt, Lindgren is the best storyteller of children in the world. I am on a bit of a mission to get her books more widely read in the English-speaking world. No better place to start than with Ronia, Robber's daughter. It is a story about growing up, torn loyalties and love itself a very human story set in a fantastical world of forests, goblinfolk and adventure. Then read this book, then read The Brothers Lionheart and don 't forget to give Lindgren's books to a child you care about.
I read this book when I was in the elementary school. I am now an adult and have not read it since then. Somehow, I am surprised that the reading level is so low, despite the fact that I was so young when I read it, so it still appeals to me, so that my extremely mature ten-year-old self just happened to read. Regardless, it is a wonderful book that makes the reader want to live in the forest with the bands of the thieves and be just like Ronia.
   exciting! adventure that creates a whole other world!
I read most of Astrid Lindgren's books and this is one of the most exciting. Here is an excellent role model for girls who have been encouraged to identify with sleeping beauties who don 't do much except admire their prince's boldness and wit. This is a book that made me want to stay forever a kid. It is a book I did not want to end... Images and Adventures galore, an embodiment of my yearning for an independent life on the high seas of adventure... hey, these were my best childhood dreams!
   Lost in the woods
This is an extraordinary story. The descriptions of the forests and the creatures are so alive that you can touch them almost. The characters are very alive and it is easy to relate their personalities to people in their surroundings. It is a sad and humouristic story and many serious issues of life are brought to the surface, such as death, love, and what it is like to grow up. I saw the movie when I was a child, and as a grown up, I read the book several times. Ronja is highly recommended to those who haven 't read it!
   One of few books I remember as a child
My sister and I read it when we were children, and now both of us have our children reading it.
   A fun book from the Pippi author!
Complications ensue when she meets the son of a rival robber clan, and they bond to make life more complex on the way around. It is not quite as anarchic as Pippi, but has lots of action and growth arcs for most characters, including adults. Recommended very! As an adult, I found it very entertaining and the independently-minded kids are smart, adventurous and resourceful.
   Wonderful visuals woven to words
I remember reading this book when I loved it as a kid. Since growing up and becoming a mom, though, I tried to read it in the car as a family and the baby, being part at the very beginning made me all weepy and cry-y and I had to change the book because my husband looked smug. As far as I can remember, I LOVED this book.