Astrid Lindgren received thousands of letters from young readers thanking her, to all the children who have sent letters to me about The Brothers Lionheart. In fact, I dare to single out this Astrid Lindgren (of Pippi Longstocking fame) classic as the best The Brothers Lionheart is for children and the child in you. Chapter 1 Now I’m going to tell you about my brother. My brother, Jonathan Lionheart, is the person I want to tell you about. I think it’s almost like a saga, and just.

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Inthe book was made into the Swedish fantasy film The Brothers Lionheart. The Brothers Lionheart almost hypnotized them with its honesty and purity and endless adventure. Init was announced that a film adaptation would be directed by Tomas Alfredson. It is about the love between two brothers, about life after death, abo This is the most important, most magical and most precious book from my childhood. Moed, doorzettingsvermogen, goed en kwaad, vriendschap, hoop, warmte, geborgenheid en ga nog maar even door!

What happened to the Brothers Lionheart?

About Astrid Lindgren Other books include: I wish you a very very happy ! Namely, we are usually reading books concurrently and we keep switching between books every day, to have several stories going on. The novel was favourably reviewed, but did receive some criticism, particularly on the issue of death and suicide, and supposedly recommending suicide as a solution to all problems.

I love this book!

The Brothers Lionheart

Together with a resistance group they lead the struggle against the evil Tengil, who rules with the aid of the fearsome fire-breathing dragon, Katla. Then the unthinkable happens. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Mathias was so happy that he lidngren when they came riding into his yard that evening.


No CGI-created computerized creatures here, even if the dragon is really badly made.

I first read it when I was in middle school in China. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter. This article is about the novel. They lure the dragon to Karmanjaka, where they intend to seal her inside her cave to be weakened by starvation; but while navigating the treacherous path, Jonatan loses the trumpet, which frees Katla from his control and drives her into chasing them.

This realisation didn’t detract from the story at all, it just made it a lionhheart experience. You want the weak ones to carry the torch in just the same manner as in LoTR, and burn down evil against all odds in the same way.

The two brothers’ surname was originally Lion, but they are generally known as Lionheart. The Lionheart Brothers soon depart for Karmanjaka and manage to release Orvar moments before he is to be collected and fed to Katla, but their escape is soon discovered. May 13, Mitticus rated it it was ok Shelves: Still, it’s a strange way to end a children’s story and I’d like to know what an actual year old reader the suggested lowest age on my copy of this book would make of it.

Sometimes, if a lionhwart is too strong – and there are a couple in The Brothers Lionheart – I water it down a bit.

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren

And this is where the story loses its magical power and credibility for me, and where I feel Astrid Lindgren does not face up to reality, even if it is lionheqrt the reality you find in a story universe. Tengil’s Soldier Aksel Erhardtsen Soon after Karl’s arrival, Jonatan leaves to assist the Thorn Rose people.


And you, the reader, find y ourself with tears in your eyes Jonathan leaves for Wild Rose Qstrid to try to help the resistance against Tengil, while Karl stays at Knights Farm aware that a traitor in Cherry Valley is putting Jonathan’s life in danger. Maybe I haveif not, know now that I am.

Even parts of book were painful to read, I believe you will finish with the feeling that love and kindness is more powerful than anything. Now I cant wait to go look for it. Home Awtrid Us Help Free delivery worldwide. In fact, I cry each time when I read it.

Search for ” Linoheart Brothers Lionheart ” on Amazon. But that’s fair enough. Crusty asked Jonathan and Jonathan said: Would the dark beginning of this story overwhelm them? The two main characters are two brothers; the older Jonatan and the younger Karl. Read Aloud Dad January 4, at 7: But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars.

It is a beautifully written book, makes you cry in all these languages.