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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Retrieved January 18, Disease, death, tyranny, betrayal and rebellion are some of the dark themes that permeate the story. Having a brother myself, I understand the devotion you can have for a sibling; I’d do anything for him. There are times when reality is hard to bear! 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.

Even Mathias climbed up it once, but he soon got down again. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! It was an immediate success with children, and was later published in England in Both boys now find themselves thrust into a classic sage of good vs.


His adored big brother, year-old Jonatan, calms him down rbothers tells him that in the afterlife, all men will go to a land known as Nangijala. The people of the Cherry Valley, led by Sofia, are aiding the resistance movement in the Thorn Rose Valley, but they know someone from the Cherry Valley is helping Tengil, as Sofia’s white doves, which transport secret messages between the valleys, are being shot. Book ratings by Goodreads. Together with a resistance group they astid the struggle against the evil Tengil, who rules with the aid of the fearsome fire-breathing dragon, Katla.

Yes, Jonatan, yes – I see the light!

When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he’d imagined. Jonatan, jag ser ljuset. Review quote The greatest gift of an author is that their work should stay with the reader forever.

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The film was directed by Olle Hellbom and adapted for screenplay by Astrid Lindgren herself. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The two brothers have their own horses – Grim and Fyalar at Knights Farm, even the clothes they wear are evocative of the times of knights and heroes. I’d face Oh man, I am an absolute sucker for sibling relationships have I mentioned this before? I rest my case. Astrid Lindgren received thousands of letters from young readers thanking her, telling her how they felt comforted, and wondering what happened to Crusty and Jonathan in Nangilima.

The letter was published in the newspaper Expressen in Well, now you know roughly what happened.

These are questions children wonder about. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Start your free trial. I was first introduced to this book by a student who had come from Norway in This story is like an early but very successful paralelled story to the Lord of the Rings, only in a much smaller scale.

Jonatan, a hero among the Thorn Rose Valley people, is intent on freeing Orvar, the leader of the Thorn Valley resistance movement who is kept in the cave of Karmanjaka near the Karma Falls, where Katla dwells, with his release sparking the long-anticipated final uprising against Tengil. To comfort him his older brother Jonathan tells him a story about Nangiyala, the land of adventures that lies beyond the stars, where you go after you die.

The only real difference lies in the start of this story, as the two brothers live in our world.

What happened to the Brothers Lionheart?

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Because I love him more than anything and nothing else is as important. And shortly afterwards, the boys reunite in the wonderful fairytale world of Nangijala.