The Brothers Lionheart Book Summary and Study Guide

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Little Karl is dying and afraid of death and his big brother, Jonathan, tells him the story of a wonderful place called Nangijala where people go after they die. Ironically, Jonathan dies while rescuing Karl from a burning house and so goes first. Some months later, the brothers are reunited in Nangijala, but all is not well: the tyrant Thengil is trying to extend his power to the peaceful valley where the brothers live. Jonathan goes missing, and Karl sets off into enemy territory to try to find him, and discovers he is to be fed to the dragon Katla. Saving him will be difficult, but it's not impossible...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Family relations    -   Yes If enemy is a group...    -   foreign govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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