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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter Paperback – February 5, 1985
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--Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry' books.
"I read the book both as a child and as an adult, and I feel it's one of the greatest books written for children"
--Amazon reviewer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Ronia is born among a clan of robbers, and grows up surronded by love. But as she grows up she will discover that her small world is threatened from the outside. We are taken into a tale of strong friendship and love, a world where you are strong only because people love you, and you love other people. This is not a sweet love story, but a story where every child and grown up can learn important things about life. About forgiveness. About fright. And most of all about love.
Ronia, and her friend Birk are strong children. But at the same time they can cry and they can show their weakness. Lindgren is a master in showing the whole specter of human feelings. And it is very easy to believe in her characters, believe that they are real, cause they show real human feelings.
Many children must go through hard times, and feelings can be almost impossible to talk about. Lindgren's books are of great help. And best and most important of all, Ronia is a book about love, love as the strongest feeling. With love you can overcome.
Britt Arnhild Lindland
Any book that combines great story telling with a good message without being preachy about it...that's what I call a great book.
I liked that the author threw in some scenes that were a little suspenseful. Bumper, one of Matt's robbers, was shot in the neck with an arrow by one of Borka's men. He survived, thanks to the nursing skills of Ronia's mother. When Ronia found a spot to meet Birk under Matt's Fort she heard someone coming but, the person did not come all the way down to see Birk. There were several times throughout the book when Birk and Ronia were almost attacked by wild harpies and other creatures. While Ronia and Birk were trying to train and ride wild horses they lost control and the horses went galloping as fast as they could through the forest to get them off.
I also liked how the characters developed.Read more ›
Filled with wholesome adventures in the woods, interesting creatures (none of them TOO scary), and a conflict of families that gets solved in the end, the book is a delight. This book remains one of my favorite books from childhood, one that I read many times and always looked forward to reading again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is perhaps among Lindgren's best books (my personal favorite being The Brother's Lionheart). Lindgren tends to circle around to timeless lessons of love, courage, stability,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dasein
wonderful fairytale, the edition of the book could be better - not well illustrated, very soft cover.Published 1 month ago by Olena Zribi
Amazing story that I read to my six year old daughter. Both of us loved it.Published 2 months ago by Marius Fetzberger
Written by the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, this more obscure novel is a lot of fun.
Ronia grows up in an enclave of professional robbers, but her interest is... Read more
One of my favorite stories. It's being adapted into an animated film by Studio Ghibli, currently. I'm very excitedPublished 6 months ago by Jessica
Really enjoyed reading this book to my 5 year old. In fact, she's already had her mother read it to her a second time.Published 7 months ago by Jeff Keyes
I remember loving this book when I read it as a kid. Since growing and becoming a mom, though, I trie to read it on the car as a family and the baby being born part at the very... Read morePublished 9 months ago by PuceEmu
I can't recommend this book enough. A lost classic that needs to be found (we'd never heard of it, and picked it up when our local library was moving it on). Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. J. Anderson