Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave

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by Cornelia Funke
     
 

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In the spirit of DRAGON RIDER and THE THIEF LORD, an enchanting fairy tale told with Cornelia's trademark warmth and wit: Perfect Funke fare for readers in the middle grades—Cornelia's "sweet spot"!

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

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In the spirit of DRAGON RIDER and THE THIEF LORD, an enchanting fairy tale told with Cornelia's trademark warmth and wit: Perfect Funke fare for readers in the middle grades—Cornelia's "sweet spot"!

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!

Editorial Reviews

Princess Igraine is in the doldrums. Life at the family castle is boring and her fantasies about becoming a great female knight seem like nothing more than pipe dreams. All that changes, however, with the arrival of a power-hungry intruder who is intent on stealing a set of wondrous singing spell books owned by Igraine's parents. And it couldn't have happened at a worse time: Thanks to a major magical mishap, mom and pop have turned themselves into pigs! Fortunately, a Gentle Giant and a Sorrowful Knight are waiting in the wings to help the fledgling princess to save the day and the bacon-in-waiting. High-spirited hijinks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439903790
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke is the author of the bestselling, internationally acclaimed novels The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, Inkheart, and Inkspell, as well as the Ghosthunters series. These titles are all available on audio from Listening Library. She is also the author of several popular picture books. Cornelia lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1958
Place of Birth:
Dorsten, Germany
Education:
University of Hamburg

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Igraine the Brave 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome but is there another book? Is it in a series? If so, i want 2 read the second book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is a very easy read. It's also extremely funny. I'm not sure how many times i've read it but I love it!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever. If you get the chance to buy this book. Of course buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it a love story?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is the best thing i have ever read i wonder .If there is a Igraine The Brave 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book. I would absolutly read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author and i love books and i love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book, i read the Inkheart trilogy and when i heard about this I picjed it up and couldn't put it down
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book im addicted to it lol . She is so amazing and dhe wants to be like her grandfather and i think that she will be like him. I havent got far but sofar so good Lol :) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book of all time, if you read until the end, this book is full of mystery and suspense Make sure to get this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh I love it!! For me it comes in a close second place next to the Inkheart Trilogy, which are my favorite books!!!! I think there should be a seuqel! (I bet I spelled that wrong but oh well!) Btw- If you didnt know the Inkheart Trilogy is also by Cornelia Funke, oh yeah The Thief Lord is pretty epic too! ~•Inkheartlover•~
girlandhernook More than 1 year ago
Originally posted at Nose in a Book Can you picture growing up wanting to be a knight? Well, Igraine can. That's all she has ever wanted to be. A knight. There is a slight problem with this. Igraine is a girl, and girls can't be knights. That's a known fact. Igraine doesn't listen to people when they tell her this. She is an amazingly strong character who likes `non-girly' things. This is of course uncommon during the story's setting. Igraine's family also has a secret. They're magical. Her whole family is. Another problem is Igraine is horrible at magic, unlike her brother Albert who is amazing at anything magical. Her parents are, too; it is their specialty. They have magic singing books, they play with it; Igraine on the other hand has no interest in playing with magic. All she wants to do is have a sword fight with someone! Everyone thinks Igraine looks funny in her chain mail and noisy armor, plus, not only are girl knights unheard of, so are knights in general. Igraine's life takes place in what is known as The Tower. No danger has come to The Tower in well, forever, or at least recent memory! Why would someone want to become a knight when they can play with magic?! Igraine fights this exact question throughout Igraine the Brave and along with fighting this question, she figures out who she truly is. With the help of a Sorrowful Knight, a battle to fight for The Tower, and the fact that her parents don't stay human throughout the book, Igraine takes the reader on a really fun adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From what ive seen in he revews people rely injoy this book there all giving it 5 stars! To me thts amaizing. I have to buy it soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters (the good ones) are very lovable and almost all of them--even the bad ones---are hilarious. It is a very charming story with some unexpected twists and a surprising ending. It is much more lighthearted than Inkheart and is absolutely nothing like the Thief Lord. It has a more similar mood and setting to Dragon Rider. Definitely recommended for all ages of book lovers, but specifically younger readers who will be more drawn by the fairytale, knights and princesses atmosphere of the book. Whether you are a seasoned Cornelia Funke fan or not, I highly recommend Igraine the Brave
likeidk1010 More than 1 year ago
oh this book is wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best fantasy novels I have read in a while... I woul definetly reccomend this book to a friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A realky cute book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in real life , and it was great!!! I have to give it 5 stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS TOTALLY I EVEN BOUGHT IT IN REAL LIFE AND JUSTON MY NOOK I LOVE THIS BOOK AND YOU SHOULD READ IT TO I TOTALLY RECOMENED IT YOU GO BUY IT RIGHT NOW LIKE NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books