The Brothers Lionheart

The Brothers Lionheart

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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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 12mm | 141g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • in black & white
  • 0192729047
  • 9780192729040
  • 30,337

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About Astrid Lindgren

Other books include:
'Pippi Longstocking', 'Pippi Goes Aboard', 'Pippi in the South Seas', 'Emil and the Great Escape', 'Emil's Clever Pig', 'Emil and the Sneaky Rat', 'Lotta Says 'NO!'', 'Lotta Makes a Mess', 'Karlson on the Roof','Karlson Flies Again', 'The World's Best Karlson'.

Biographical information:
Born in Sweden in 1907. During the course of her life she wrote over 40 books for children. She once commented: 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way too.'
Many of her stories are based upon her memories of childhood, and filled with lively and unconventional characters. Perhaps the best known is Pippi Longstocking, first published in Sweden in 1945. It was an immediate success with children, and was later published in England in 1954.
During her lifetime, Lindgren was awarded dozens of Swedish and international prizes for her writing, among them the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1958.
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32,312 ratings
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3 11% (3,714)
2 3% (974)
1 2% (554)
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