During a raging storm, a baby girl is born in a castle perched high on a Scandinavian mountaintop. Home of a fierce robber gang led by the proud father, Mattis, this fortress is cleft in two by a bolt of lightning not long after the happy event... Dubbed Ronja by her doting parents, the child grows into a strong-willed, independent youngster, full of curiosity that often leads her into danger, including attacks from evil creatures that lurk outside the protective castle walls, trolls, gnomes and cackling harpies.
At age 11, Ronja is now a fiery, head-strong girl with a penchant for having her own way (she's rather like her literary predecessor Pippi in this respect). She's also prone to getting herself into sticky situations, such as when she falls asleep in the forest and awakens to find herself surrounded by a hairy horde of glowing-eyed grey gnomes from which she's only just rescued in time.
Ronjas liv började storslaget. När hon föddes åskade det hemskt i berg och skogar och rövarhövdingen Mattis var vild av lycka. Nu skulle Mattis-ätten fortsätta att leva och här fanns ämne till en ny rövarhövding. Trodde Mattis, ja.