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Igraine the brave

by Funke, Cornelia, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 20 of 20 copies
Available (20)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv FUNKE Cornelia
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv FUNKE Cornelia
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Funke
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Funke
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Funke
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Funke
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Funke
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Funke
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J FUN
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J FUN
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J FUNKE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J FUNKE
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC FUN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j FIC FUN
 
 
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA FUNK
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA FUNK
 
 
Millvale Community Library Juvenile Fiction JFIC FUN
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JFIC FUN
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Funke
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  Funke
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF FUNKE
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF FUNKE
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j FUNKE
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j FUNKE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J FUN
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J FUN
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC FUNKE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC FUNKE
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J FU
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FU
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j FUN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j FUN
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j FUN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j FUN
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC FUN
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC FUN
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Juvenile Fiction JUV FUNK
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JUV FUNK
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF Funke
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF Funke
 
 
Summary
Princess Igraine dreams of becoming a famous knight, but life at the family castle is actually kind of boring--until the nefarious nephew of the baroness next door shows up. He's got a dastardly plan to capture the castle and claim the singing spell books that belong to Igraine's mom and dad--both magicians. To make matters worse, on the eve of the siege, her parents misspeak a spell and turn themselves into pigs! Aided by a Gentle Giant, a Sorrowful Knight, her talking cat Sisyphus, and her bumbling brother Albert, can Igraine find the courage to save the day--and the books?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "First published in Germany in 1998, this fantasy opens on the day before Igraine's twelfth birthday. Igraine lives in a very old castle, guarded by stone lions that roar at approaching strangers. Her older brother is a magician-in-training; Igraine plans to become a knight. When their castle is besieged by Osmund the Greedy and his evil henchman, Rowan Heartless, Igraine, her family, and their newfound champion, the Sorrowful Knight, work together to defeat their treacherous opponents. Children will find this a more down-to-earth, appealing fantasy, with an element of humor (Igraine's parents accidentally turn themselves into pigs) as well as a heroine whose knightly ambitions and ideals are taken seriously by her family. Among Funke's most imaginative and lovable creations are the walking, talking, snacking Books of Magic that the villains are plotting to steal. Funke's lively ink drawings introduce the characters, decorate the beginnings and ends of chapters, and occasionally provide large illustrations of the setting and action. A good read-aloud choice.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Falling into the Funke-lite category of fantasy (more Dragonrider than Inkheart), young listeners, especially girls, will be eager to find adventure with the irrepressible heroine of this sprightly adventure. Igraine longs to leave boring life at Pimpernel Castle and be a famous knight-unheard of, of course, for a girl. But when the magic of her sorcerer parents goes awry and they turn themselves into pigs at the very moment that nefarious necromancers gather to attack, Igraine is called to undertake a courageous and crucial quest. British actress Elbrick makes 12-year-old Igraine's frustration and exasperation palpable without sounding overwrought. And by giving the protagonist a youthful, yet confident and strong, vocal delivery, she helps listeners truly believe in Funke's characterization of Igraine. Additional solid portrayals-a sorrowful knight with an Americanized accent, a mostly friendly giant and singing books of magic, go far to create a lighthearted and colorful setting. Ages 8-up. Simultaneous release with the Scholastic/Chicken House hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 10). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Knights and knighthood -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Chicken House/Scholastic,2007
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles Igraine Ohnefurcht.
Contributors Bell, Anthea.
Language English
Description xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780439903790
0439903793
9781338541991
1338541994
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