Parents' Guide to

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Enchanting fantasy boasts spirited heroine, loving family.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Great role models, strong female character developing moral values and questioning the status quo. My daughter really liked listening to it, although it does get quite scary at times.

Is It Any Good?

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This magical adventure story by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren features a fiercely independent heroine to rival her beloved Pippi Longstocking in determination, loyalty, and sheer chutzpah. Ronia, the Robber's Daughter weaves a spell from some classic building blocks of great stories: an enchanted forest of great beauty and great danger, feuding clans, forbidden friendship, and rebellious children. Lindgren skillfully straddles the line: Her characters break rules and take great risks, but the overriding message is about responsibility to yourself and to others.

The pace of the story -- and this edition's small type -- might turn off some modern readers. Fortunately, it's a wonderful read-aloud: An adult can help bring to life the lively banter between Ronia and her loved ones. Lindgren's description of the forest's changing nature through the seasons is worth lingering over.

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