Ronia the Robber’s Daughter Review

Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, by Astrid Lungren

When you were a kid, did you ever fantasize about running away from your family and living off the land in a cave?  I did.  I even dreamed that I would tame wild horses and ride them every day through the beautiful woods.  That is just one of the reasons why I loved this book. This is one of those books that I looked forward to reading every night at bedtime.

Astrid Lungren’s genius comes through in her sincere yet quirky characters combined with the underlying deep emotions.  It is a sort of Romeo and Juliet tale of friendship that has a happy ending.  If you have a child that has a strong but difficult relationship with their father, I highly recommend this book.  The characters are stubborn, but deeply love each other.  In the end, that is what it takes to bring a family together.  Plus, in the meantime the kids get to have a wonderful adventure.  This has a fifth grade reading level, but would probably only interest kids in 1st through 5th grades at the highest.  It is a good one for both genders who are young readers with advanced skills.

-Jessica Wheeler

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  1. Pingback: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George « Kids Who Read

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