Ronia, The Robber's Daughter by Astrid LindgrenRonia, The Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

Ronia, The Robber's Daughter

byAstrid LindgrenTranslated byPatricia Crampton

Paperback | February 5, 1985

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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.
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 Pi...
Title:Ronia, The Robber's DaughterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 5, 1985Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140317201

ISBN - 13:9780140317206

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE One of my first book as a child. And even as an adult I find great pleasure in it. Astrid Lindgrens books are wonderful.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Free-spirited adventures This one is among my favourite Lindgren (and not only) books. Ronia is a great example of a strong minded and brave girl.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth reading I first read this book in grade 5, and have read it many times since. This is a great book for all ages. The author has a way of putting you right in the story that you can't find much anymore. Follow Ronia into the woods and watch her many adventures.
Date published: 2003-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 4 any age! At it's simplicity it is the perfect novel for a child, where morality wins in the end. For an adult, like myself, this novel has many subthemes, the most prominent similar to that of Romeo and Juliet: where love triupmhs despite family rifts. This book does not have one audience in mind, both adults and children will enjoy this book. It is a great adventure story, full of compassion, strength, compromise and love. I promise you that when you pick this book up, you won't put it down until the last word has been read.
Date published: 2002-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll never forget ! If you never went to the woods with Ronja, robbed the Borka-robbers with Mattis or listened to Lovis singing the wolfs song (I'm not sure this are the right terms, for I read only the original version), you've really missed something. I first listened to this book when I was four years old, sitting on my father's knees, and I still am, at the age of seventeen, fascinated by it.THIS ist the book of my dreams - the best childrens AND grownups book I've ever read! You shouldn't miss it.
Date published: 2001-02-06

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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