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There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, the wonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. Then the unthinkable happens . . . Jonathan is killed in an accident. Heartbroken, Karl longs for the day he'll be reunited with his brother. When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he'd imagined. However, Nangiyala is under threat. A cruel tyrant is determined to claim it as his own, and at his command is a terrible beast that is feared throughout the land. Karl must summon all of his courage to help his brother prepare for the battle that lies ahead . . . 'I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child' Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry' books.
Children eagerly await the arrival of Christmas day in this fun portrait of a joyful yule.
In this the second story about Pippi Longstocking the ten year old with the carrot colored hair, Pippi goes on many adventures. She has a candy party for the village children, helps out saving a girl at the fair from a tiger, beats up a town bully, and learns great news about her father. Good book for all ages.
"My name is Pippi Longstocking," she said. "And this is Tommy and Annika." She pointed to her friends. "Is there anything we can do for you-tear down a house or chop down a tree? Or is there anything else that needs to be changed? Just say the word!" In this characteristic manner Pippi introduced herself to a rather unpleasant gentleman who was trying (unsuccessfully ) to buy Villa Villekulla, where Pippi, that red-headed and fabulously strong girl, lived alone with her horse and monkey. Her father was away in the South Seas, busy being king of Kurrekurredutt Island. When the king sent for Pippi, she decided to take Tommy and Annika along with her, because they had had the measles, and she thought the change would do them good. They found the island a fantastic place-and what with Pippi's usual feats of derring one rollicking adventure followed another. Those who already know the fantastic, outrageously funny, but oddly logical Pippi will join with new readers in the general enthusiasm she always arouses. "We're always going to have fun," said Annika. "In Villa Villekulla, on Kurrekurredutt Island, anywhere." And you will too.
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