Igraine The Brave: Book summary and reviews of Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke

Igraine The Brave

by Cornelia Funke

Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke

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Princess Igraine dreams of becoming a famous knight just like her great grandfather, but the truth is, life at the family castle is rather boring. Until the nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. He's got a dastardly plan to capture the castle and claim as his own the wonderful singing spell books that belong to Igraine's magician parents. To make matters worse, at the very moment of the siege, her mom and dad botch a spell, turning themselves into pigs! Aided by a Gentle Giant and a Sorrowful Knight, it's up to Igraine to be brave and save the day--and the books!

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"[T]his engaging read, or read-aloud, is "joust" the ticket for all young fans of non-gender-specific knightly valor. - Kirkus Reviews.

"Starred Review. While children will want to see the pictures up close, an abundance of action and humor make this satisfying story work as a read-aloud too." - PW.

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Amazing book, I've read it 12 times

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Awesome this book is a magical and exciting adventure!

Terrin

fun and exciting book
This book for kids around the age of 9. It keeps the reader on their toes as Igraine tries to prove she is a worthy knight!

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I love this book called Igrane the Brave because it can help me a lot to be a super brave and love and kind to other people.

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Cornelia Funke Author Biography

The German author, Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in Dorsten, in the German region of Westphalia. Following university, she worked for three years as a social worker in an educational project, working with children from difficult backgrounds. Following a post-graduate course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, she worked as a designer of board games and as an illustrator of children's books. Disappointment in the way some of the stories were told, combined with her desire to draw fabulous creatures and magical worlds, rather than familiar situations of school and home, inspired her to write her own stories for young readers.

During her time as a social worker, she worked with children from deprived backgrounds and discovered the sorts of stories that grasped ...

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Cornelia Funke: cor-neelia funka -click the link in the bio to hear the author pronounce her own name (funke is German for 'spark')

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