Young boy dies and enters new world

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1laurapickle
Maio 17, 2011, 2:43pm

Hello! I've been looking for this book for a while and can't remember an awful lot except the beginning.
The young boy's brother dies and someone says what a pity it is that he didn't die instead as the older brother was handsome and clever etc etc.
Somehow this boy ends up dying to try and be with his brother and ends up in a fantasy world where he is someone special too (or all people are special?) and there's a horse (perhaps on the cover?).
Urgh, none of that is particularly helpful, but it's been really bugging me and thought someone here might know!

2-Eva-
Maio 17, 2011, 2:47pm

That's The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. Fantastic book!!

3laurapickle
Maio 17, 2011, 2:57pm

Wow! Firstly that was *super* quick and secondly thank you so much! Am going to go order it now so I can re-read!