Mio, My Son

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Mio, My Son is a children's book by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren.wikipedia
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Astrid Lindgren

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Mio, My Son is a children's book by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren.
She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US), and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart.

1954 in literature

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It was first published in 1954 in Sweden, with the Swedish title Mio, min Mio.

Mio in the Land of Faraway

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In 1987, the book was adapted for film as Mio in the Land of Faraway.
Based on the 1954 novel Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren, it tells the story of a boy from Stockholm who travels to an otherworldly fantasy realm and frees the land from an evil knight's oppression.

The Brothers Lionheart

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Her subsequent contributions to this genre include The Brothers Lionheart (1973) and Ronia the Robber's Daughter (1981).
Mio, My Son, published in 1954, is another story by Lindgren which takes place in a far away medieval land.

Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

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It received a German Youth Literature Prize (Deutschen Jugendbuchpreis) in 1956.

Tegnérlunden

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The story of Astrid Lindgren's children's book Mio min Mio begins in Tegnérlunden.

Swedish language

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It was first published in 1954 in Sweden, with the Swedish title Mio, min Mio. Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Fairy tale

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The writing is stylised and the story strongly reminiscent of traditional fairy tales and folklore.

Folklore

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The writing is stylised and the story strongly reminiscent of traditional fairy tales and folklore.

Knight

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In the lands beyond that of the king lives an evil knight named Kato, whose hatred is so strong that the land around his castle is barren and singed.

Castle

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In the lands beyond that of the king lives an evil knight named Kato, whose hatred is so strong that the land around his castle is barren and singed.

Theme (narrative)

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Central themes in the story focus on friendship granting strength to endure hardships, that it is sometimes necessary to leave a safe situation and put oneself at risk for a greater cause, and that evil often coincides with unhappiness.

High fantasy

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Mio, My Son is Lindgren's first high fantasy novel.

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

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Her subsequent contributions to this genre include The Brothers Lionheart (1973) and Ronia the Robber's Daughter (1981).

1987 in film

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In 1987, the book was adapted for film as Mio in the Land of Faraway.

English language

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Russian language

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Nick Pickard

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Christian Bale

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Christopher Lee

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Timothy Bottoms

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Filmed in English and dubbed in Swedish and Russian, the film starred Nicholas Pickard as Mio, Christian Bale as Jum-Jum, Christopher Lee as Kato, and Timothy Bottoms as the King.

Children's literature

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Mio, My Son is a children's book by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren.