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Igraine the brave

by Funke, Cornelia, 1958-

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD FUNKE Cornelia
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
Call Number  juv CD FUNKE Cornelia
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j CD Funke
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
Call Number  j CD Funke
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD BOOK FUN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD BOOK FUN
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j CD FUN
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j CD FUN
Igraine, who turns twelve tomorrow, dreams of becoming a famous knight. But today, like most days, life at the family castle remains . . . rather boring.
Until the nefarious nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. Greedy Osmund's got a dastardly plan to capture Pimpernel Castle and steal the singing magic books that belong to Igraine's mom and dad. Complicating matters, on the eve of the siege her parents misspeak a spell and turn themselves into pigs ( How inconvenient.)
Igraine's birthday wish has come true, and the challenge is bigger than she ever bargained for: Will she face her fears and 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"
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Additional Information
Subjects Knights and knighthood -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Listening Library,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Igraine Ohnefurcht.
Contributors Bell, Anthea.
Elbrick, Xanthe.
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Read by Xanthe Elbrick.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr., 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739361016 :
0739361015 :
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