The Brothers Lionheart
Quite possibly the darkest and most unique book we’ve read to date on SSR, The Brothers Lionheart is the story of brothers Jonathan and Rusky, both of whom die tragically in the first two chapters (!!!!) and find themselves in a seemingly idyllic afterlife called Nangijala. Once there, they get involved in a resistance movement against the evil Tengil. Written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren in 1973, the book has themes of bravery, sacrifice, and unconditional love. Many thanks to this week’s guest for introducing me to this novel (which we break down in great detail on the episode, for those who aren’t familiar!).
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CHECK OUT AMY’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
Ronia, The Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
Dig by A.S. King
Munmun by Jesse Andrews
“The Brothers Lionheart: My Favorite Childrens Book” (Read Aloud Dad)
“What happened to the Brothers Lionheart?” (Astrid Lindgren Company, 1974)
“The Brothers Lionheart review” (The New York Times, 1976)
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