Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

1981

Format
Chapter book
Author
Astrid Lindgren
Translator
Patricia Crampton
Illustrator
Katsuya Kondo
Publisher
Oxford University Press

“On the night that Ronia was born a thunderstorm was raging over the mountains, such a storm that all the goblinfolk in Matt’s forest crept back in terror to their holes and hiding places. Only the fierce harpies preferred stormy weather to any other and flew, shrieking and hooting, around the robber’s stronghold on Matt’s mountain.”

Ronja’s life as a child is off to a grand start. And it turns out being a battle for peace and justice – a battle fought together with the robber’s son Birk.

New illustrations by Katsuya Kondo from the animated series by Studio Ghibli.