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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (1981)

by Astrid Lindgren

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Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.
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    Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison (ammodramus88)
    ammodramus88: Both of these stories feature young women with minds of their own living in a northern European environment filled with folkloric beings. The mood is different in each story (Ronia's story seems to be a happier one, while Travel Light is more of an elegy for things going away), but there is a basic similarity between them.… (more)

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  archivomorero | Jun 27, 2022 |
Ich glaub das wird jetzt mein lieblings Lindgren Buch :) ( )
  Sue_Z | Mar 22, 2022 |
I won't rate this one because for me it has so many memories attached to it that I probably build it way too much up in my head. But I will buy this one.

In exactly this edition because A. It's beautiful and B. this is the one I remember having.

Also they made a movie about this story. If you watch it now it's super cheesy but for me still enjoyable. Like Willow and the Princess Bride still are. ( )
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
obviously a kids book but an awesome read for just about anyone.
very funny as well. Aryana (7) and I had a great time reading this together. near the end she didnt want to wait any longer so she read a couple of the last chapters on her own.

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  aabtzu | May 18, 2020 |
”Livet är en sak som man måste vara rädd om, förstår du inte det?”

Detta är inte endast en av Astrid Lindgrens bästa verk, detta är ett av de bästa verken i allmänhet. Det är så mycket jag skulle vilja säga, men mest vill jag bara läsa om den. Igen och igen. ( )
  autisticluke | Nov 14, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Astrid Lindgrenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Altmann, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crampton, PatriciaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hvam, KhristineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hyman, Trina SchartCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kornitzky, Anna-LieseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rettich, MargretCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rettich, RolfCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taanila, TuulaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Törnqvist-Verschuur… RitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wikland, IlonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Den natten då Ronja föddes gick åskan över bergen, ja, det var en åsknatt så att allt oknytt som höll till i Mattisskogen förskrämt kröp undan i sina hålor och gömslen, bara de grymma vildvittrorna gillade åskväder mer än alla andra väder och flög med tjut och skrik runt rövarborgen på Mattisberget.
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Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.

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Ronia lives with her father, a robber chieftain, and his band of men in their fortress on the top of a mountain. On the night Ronia was born, a bolt of lightning split the stronghold in two, leaving a huge chasm - Hell's Gap - in between. Soon Ronia is old enough to explore the forest around her, but she must beware of the grey dwarfs and wild harpies that live there. One day she meets Birk, the son of a rival robber leader who has claimed the other side of Hell's Gap, and upon whom Ronia's father instantly declares war. Ronia and Birk develop a friendship that is as indestructible as the mountain fortress itself. But with their families sworn enemies they are forced to keep their friendship a secret until one fateful day when Ronia's father catches Birk ...prompting Ronia and Birk to escape into the woods and fend for themselves. How long can Ronia and Birk survive in the magical forest? And will their fathers ever put aside their differences to get their beloved children back?
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