It’s not a book for sissies. Maybe not even for children, some has argued. But regardless; The Brothers Lionheart remains a beloved classic and Jesper Waldersten´s illustrations infuses new layers of darkness to the story.
I remember crying for weeks after reading Astrid Lindgren´s novel The Brothers Lionheart – with the original title Bröderna Lejonhjärta – as a child. And still to this day I find it painful to think about the story. So when I saw Jesper Waldersten´s interpretation of Bröderna Lejonhjärta I was floored by how accurately they illustrated the emotions the novel had stirred up in me. Dark, scary and unbearably sad.
The new version of Astrid Lindgren´s The Brothers Lionheart with Jesper Waldersten´s illustrations was published by Rabén&Sjögren in 2018.