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January 17, 2004

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

The fact was that Lovis liked to sing while she was having her baby. It made things easier, she insisted, and the baby would probably be all the jollier if it arrived on earth to the sound of a song.

When Hubby reported his book finds this week, he neglected to mention the treasure I came across. Years ago, my friend Rachel told me how much her family liked Astrid Lindgren's Ronia, the Robber's Daughter.

I wasn't prepared, though, for how the opening paragraphs capture the sheer joy and amazement that accompany the birth of a child.

"I've got a child! Do you hear me -- I've got a child!" "What sort of child is it?" asked Noddle-Pete over in his corner. "A robber's daughter, joy and gladness!" shouted Matt. "A robber's daugther -- here she comes!"

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There's nothing like it, is there? An incredible gift especially for women... Mothering...

Posted by: Carol at January 17, 2004 01:46 PM

My Katherine loves that story. I've never read it, but I guess I should.

Posted by: Kelly at January 17, 2004 10:38 PM

Kelly, It's very Astrid-Lindgren-y. Johnny finished it before I did (a first!) and I'm glad I read it at the same time. It's been hard keeping him in books, lately. John had to explain that re-reading books is part of the joy of reading. And a necessity here.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 18, 2004 08:59 AM

This, is one of my favorite storys. When I am grown up, I wish to make a motion length film out of the story. I am familiar with the fact, that is has been done, but I think the world needs to hear her story again.

Posted by: Erin at June 23, 2004 05:12 PM

Hi, Erin!

I think that would be a wonderful idea. I enjoyed the book so much, and think it would be interesting to film.

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 23, 2004 10:38 PM

Good reading

Posted by: Aly at August 8, 2004 08:07 PM

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