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    Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Puffin Books) (Paperback)(English / Swedish) By (author) Astrid Lindgren, Translated by Paul Crompton

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    DescriptionRonia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.


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    Title
    Ronia the Robber's Daughter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Astrid Lindgren, Translated by Paul Crompton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    Swedish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140317206
    ISBN 10: 0140317201
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    DC19: 839.7374
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Libri: SCHW6995
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    LC classification: PZ7.L6585 RO 1985
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    BIC E4L: YGN, F5
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review text
    To his glee and joy, Matt the robber chief has a child: "a robber's daughter," and the next robber chieftain. It would be Lindgren who'd put it into Matt's wild head to have wanted a girl all along, and who'd make Ronia a fit, free-spirited, dauntless robber's daughter - just a little skeptical when she learns what robbers do. But worse is to come: Matt's archrival Borka has moved with his band into the unused half of Matt's Fort, on the other side of Hell's Gap, and Borka has also got himself a child: a son, Birk. Once Birk and Ronia have made contact - first, leaping back and forth across the gap; then, saving each other's life - it will of course be Romeo and Juliet. The rivalry between the two robber bands heats up, Matt all the more enraged because he can't figure out how to eject Borka from the fort. And when he captures Birk by chance, intending to imprison him until Borka leaves, Ronia vaults the Sap. . . and, in defecting, breaks Matt's heart. Ronia and Birk flee to Bear's Cave for the summer - an idyllic, laughing summer. But, come autumn, Ronia's all-knowing mother Lovis seeks her out, and then Matt himself invites her back - with Birk, if must be. The two unregenerate old robbers, Matt and Borka, will fight hand-to-hand and join up. But their offspring and heirs, without peaching, have another trade in mind. Ronia as the darling of the robber's band is a delight, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs crossed with The Beggar's Opera; and her relationship with Birk, if lyrical/pastoral, is also realistically touchy (and never mawkish). You can see exactly where this is headed, but you do want it to get there. (Kirkus Reviews)