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Young boy dies and enters new world

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May 17, 2011, 2:43pm Top

Hello! I've been looking for this book for a while and can't remember an awful lot except the beginning.
The young boy's brother dies and someone says what a pity it is that he didn't die instead as the older brother was handsome and clever etc etc.
Somehow this boy ends up dying to try and be with his brother and ends up in a fantasy world where he is someone special too (or all people are special?) and there's a horse (perhaps on the cover?).
Urgh, none of that is particularly helpful, but it's been really bugging me and thought someone here might know!

May 17, 2011, 2:47pm Top

That's The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. Fantastic book!!

May 17, 2011, 2:57pm Top

Wow! Firstly that was *super* quick and secondly thank you so much! Am going to go order it now so I can re-read!

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