Created in the 1950s by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, the Pippi Longstocking books have seen several generations of readers through their formative years. The first book in the series introduces Pippi as a spunky 9-year-old carrot-top with flyaway braids and shoes exactly twice the size of her feet. Fun-loving Pippi is a fierce individualist, and her adventures are endearingly ridiculous and enormously humorous.
With a mother in heav... The Brothers Lionheart
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 s...