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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
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Another childhood favorite that reads as well as it did back then. Readers who fell in love with Pippi will find another strong girl character in Ronia, daughter of ferocious robber Matt, born on a stormy night and raised in a robber's keep above a dense forest. Ronia runs wild her whole childhood, and learns not to fear through direct confrontation of those fears. She is aware of her father's deep animosity and rivalry with feared robber Borka, but then she meets Birk, son of Borka, born the same night as Ronia. After a rocky beginning, the two become fast friends, and somehow, they know, they must find a way to be together despite their parents' hard-headedness. A hint of future romance flavors the ending, but overall this is a children's story with a sweet innocence and great characters. And Trina Schart Hyman's cover art is gorgeous. Middle elementary readers.
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message 1: by Nanci (new)

Nanci Oh wow, I remember that one. Feisty female character if I recall rightly. I enjoyed it too!


message 2: by Nanci (new)

Nanci Is the cover by Trina Schwartz?


Phoebe Nanci wrote: "Is the cover by Trina Schwartz?"

Trina Schart Hyman


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