Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1981
Genre Fiction
Origin Sweden
Publisher Puffin
ISBN-10 0140317201
ISBN-13 978-0140317206
My Copy Library paperback
First Read December 29, 2016

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

My kids love the Pippi books, also written by Lindgren, and my wife read Ronia as a kid and loved it. It's really lovely; serious and fun and the best kind of children's coming-of-age fair tale. I read it with the kids, and I certainly got choked up a few times.

Noted on January 8, 2017

It's a Romeo & Juliet-lite, set within Robin Hood, by way of a magical Swedish mountain forest. There are menacing harpies, and truculent-but-doting fathers, and rivers and rumphobs.

Noted on January 8, 2017

Ex Libris Kirkland is a super-self-absorbed reading journal made by Matt Kirkland. Copyright © 2001 - .
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