The Brothers Lionheart, a review

The wonderful Veronica from Veronica’s Shelf gifted me The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren after I read some of Lindgren’s short stories and enjoyed them. Finally it was time for me to get around to this translated Swedish classic.

This is such a sweet and moving children’s classic following a young disabled boy and his older brother who seems perfect in every way. After his older brother passes away in an accident, the younger brother knows he’ll meet him again one day in Nangyala, just like his older brother said.

They both, of course, meet up in Nangyala and go on many adventures where the younger boy has to learn to become strong and brave just like his brother.

This book definitely has that magical feeling that I adore from all the children’s classics that I’ve read through before. I definitely got some Narnia vibes, think “further up and further in”, from the afterlives portrayed in the book.

On CAWPILE I rated this: Characters: 8, Atmosphere: 7, Writing: 7, Plot: 7, Intrigue: 7, Logic: 7, Enjoyment: 7, giving a score of 7.14 and a 4* rating.

Overall this is an incredibly sweet book and one I’ve not heard enough love for from the English speaking community! Have you read this one from Lindgren? Will you pick it up now? I totally recommend it!

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