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The Brothers Lionheart
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, the wonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. Then the unthinkable happens . . . Jonathan is killed in an accident. Heartbroken, Karl longs for the day he'll be reunited with his brother. When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he'd imagined. However, Nangiyala is under threat. A cruel tyrant is determined to claim it as his own, and at his command is a terrible beast that is feared throughout the land. Karl must summon all of his courage to help his brother prepare for the battle that lies ahead . . . 'I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child' Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry' books.
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ahoffkosik
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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I had never heard of the book we discuss on this week‘s episode of the pod — The Brothers Lionheart — until my guest (author/illustrator Amy Ignatow) shared how much she‘d loved it growing up. The experience of reading it was... fascinating! dark! emotional! bizarre! oddly beautiful! It left me with so many feelings! We discuss the plot in great detail for those who are also new to this one. Link to listen in bio!

tpixie She wrote!! 6mo
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Leniverse
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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I read this to my daughter when she was 9 and she couldn't understand why I was crying. Now she's older and has read it on her own. At the end she exclaimed "OMG that's so sad!" and started crying. She says there should be a word for something that is both so sad and so sweet. Bittersweet doesn't begin to cover it. But we now have a handy scale to measure emotional upheaval: from "Meh, whatever" ? to "The ending of the Brothers Lionheart" ??

LeahBergen I‘ve been wanting to read this book (but I‘m also scared to read it) 😆😆 9mo
Leniverse @LeahBergen It is really good! Like off the scale good! Part of its magic is that children tend to view it as having a happy ending whereas adults become emotionally wrecked. Lindgren herself said that the adult in her knows how it is, but the child in her refuses to accept it. I try to cling to that. The children's interpretation is equally valid! 9mo
LeahBergen @Leniverse You‘ve convinced me! 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book so much when I was a kid and fortunately my own kids did too! 9mo
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EastWind76
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child; I don't even know how many times I checked it out of the library. Looking back I realize this (along with the Narnia series) was my portal to fantasy. ❤ Anyway, I grew up, and although I remembered the story well, I could not remember the name of either book or author... until I read another book a few weeks ago that mentioned it. After adding it to my wishlist, a friend gave it to me! ❤

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LittleBug
De gebroeders Leeuwenhart | Astrid Lindgren
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#SeptinBooks18 Day 9: #FavoriteFictionalSiblings

Once upon a time, when I hadn‘t yet read enough to realise you can‘t have just one favourite book, this was my no. 1 favourite😊 I don‘t know their names in the English or original version, but in Dutch they were Jonathan and Kruimel (which means crumb). My dad used to call me Kruimel too, so INSTANT kinship. And Kruimel loved to read!! And Jonathan was the big brother I always wanted😍

QueenAnne Wauw ja! Dat is lang geleden zeg! Brings back memories 😍 1y
LittleBug @QueenAnne Hey leuk, Nederlands😊 yep, voor mij ook, echt nostalgie! 1y
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LittleBug
De gebroeders Leeuwenhart | Astrid Lindgren
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#BooksThatChangedMyLife
I read this for the first time around the age when You start to understand that people who die don‘t come back😔 This book was a huge comfort and it had an enormous influence on how I feel about death and dying.

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Leniverse
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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- Brødrene Løvehjerte (The Brothers Lionheart)
- Bacalao
- Bujold, Lois McMaster
- The Big Lebowski / Babylon 5

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💖 1y
Leniverse Oh wait... Black Books for TV-show! This is hard! 😆 1y
Leniverse And Buffy! Too many good TV-shows starting with B! 1y
2BR02B Black Books is awesome! And relevant. 😁 1y
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bookishdawg
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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My third grade teacher read this to our class, but summer arrived before she could finish. My book-loving grandma helped me order a copy from her bookstore... it arrived towards the end of the summer... so worth the wait! ❤️ #favoriteschoolread #riotgrams

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victoriaburstrom
Brderna Lejonhjrta | Astrid Lindgren, Ilon Wikland
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I‘m studying to become a teacher for the first four grades in elementary school, and now we‘re working with litterature! We‘re going to read these two and I‘m so excited, because these authors are my (and almost every swede‘s) whole childhood. Astrid Lindgren is the queen of children‘s books with Pippi Longstocking and Bröderna Lejonhjärta (The Brothers Lionheart) and many more! Tove Jansson is another queen with her books about the Moomins!

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Jeg
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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More op shops buys. Colouring in book for a friend. I can't get into this colouring thing but she loves it. Every time I see an Astrid Lindgren now I'm getting it. Really want one for my daughter called My Very Own Sister. It seems to be out of print and second hand versions very expensive. It was her favourite book as a child. She borrowed it numerous times from the library. The Enid Blyton is for my collection. @MrsMalaprop

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bookishmie
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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I'm currently listening to this wonderful book. I have never read the book or seen the movie. It's already fantastic and heartbreaking. #thebrotherslionheart #audiobook #mofibo #booknerd #childhood #nangijala

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bookishdawg
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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My much-loved boy with some childhood #welllovedreads #riotgrams

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ferskner
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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A Swedish classic! #readathonanimal @Liberty

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Emilie.rouge
The Brothers Lionheart | Astrid Lindgren
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Kirjanmerkki / bookmark ❤️

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