Ronja, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain. The story of Ronja and Birk - two children from hostile families are friends - and thank God, their parents reconcile themselves.
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending!
"This has been one of my favourite books ever since I first read it at around eight years of age. It deals gently, but without pretence, with themes of gender, politics, death, and above all growing up -- the bond between parents and children, the difficulties of letting go, and of becoming your own person. At the same time, it is a very enjoyable story of adventure and exploration; it has fantasy elements and a cast of likeable, funny characters."