The Brothers Lionheart

Paperback | August 2, 2009

byAstrid Lindgren

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There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, thewonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. Then the unthinkable happens . . . Jonathan is killed in an accident. Heartbroken, Karl longs for the day he'll be reunited with his brother. When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he'd imagined. However, Nangiyala is under threat. A cruel tyrant is determined to claim it ashis own, and at his command is a terrible beast that is feared throughout the land.Karl must summon all of his courage to help his brother prepare for the battle that lies ahead . . .

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There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, thewonderful place he'll be going to when he dies,...

Born in Sweden in 1907. During the course of her life she wrote over 40 books for children. She once commented: 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way too.' Many of her stories are based upon her memories of childhood, and filled with lively and unconventional character...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.02 inPublished:August 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192729047

ISBN - 13:9780192729040

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A most wonderful bittersweet book. Astrid Lindgren is a wholly underrated and unrecognized author in the world of English-language published books. Her most famous character, Pippi, is a delight, but the author has so much more depth to her writing for children, and this book is the perfect example of this. It is a book about death and loss, fear, pain and sacrifice. It is a most wonderful, if sad and bittersweet story that weaves a tale of what may be when you die. I first read it as a child, and it is haunting, but only in a way of a story that touches your heart and makes you think about your world, and what you truly believe about it.
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