On the night Ronia was born, a thunderstorm raged over the mountain, but in Matt's castle and among his band of robbers there was only joy — for Matt now had a spirited little black-haired daughter! Years later, young Ronia discovers that, while she can dance and sing with the best of the robbers, it is alone in the forest that she feels truly at home. When meets Birk, the son of Matt's arch-enemy, she's surprised to discover he feels the same, and the pair become unexpected friends.
But when the hostilities between the two bands heat up, Ronia is faced with conflicting loyalties — especially when her father wants to use Birk as a hostage to force his rival's surrender. To avoid choosing between friendship and family, Ronia and Birk will have to find a way to reconcile the two robber barons, forging their own path.
An adventure-filled coming of age story by Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren, Ronia, the Robber's Daughter is sure to have timeless appeal to children everywhere!