Nangijala Revisited

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.

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Jesper Waldersten Bröderna Lejonhjärta, illustration.
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.

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Jesper Waldersten Bröderna Lejonhjärta, illustration.
Jesper Waldersten Bröderna Lejonhjärta, illustration.
Jesper Waldersten Bröderna Lejonhjärta, illustration.
Jesper Waldersten Bröderna Lejonhjärta, illustration.
Jesper Waldersten.

The new version of Astrid Lindgren´s The Brothers Lionheart with Jesper Waldersten´s illustrations was published by Rabén&Sjögren in 2018.