Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke

Igraine The Brave

Written by Cornelia Funke

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This is a charming fairytale with a twist from a much-loved, best-selling author. With Cornelia’s trademark wit, warmth and quirky characterization, readers from 7 upwards can’t fail to be charmed by a feisty heroine and her big-hearted adventures amongst her mad-cap family, friends and foe.


Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke

An adventure is what Igraine wishes for most in the world - and on her twelfth birthday she finds one. Everyone at Castle Pimpernel is looking forward to Igraine's birthday. But when her magical present goes wrong and her parents turn themselves into pigs, it's up to Igraine to put things right - even if that means facing giants, three-headed dragons and a particularly Spiky Knight.


I love Igraine because she is so feisty. Whether it’s spells going wrong, annoying big brothers, finding your castle is under siege, or having to dash off on a quest at a moment’s notice – she’s up for it. But Igraine’s not pig-headed, she learns about true bravery, and that it’s not just about swords and fighting. Cornelia Funke makes us laugh and learn a bit about that too. In fact I might become more chivalrous!
Barry Cunningham, Publisher and Would-be Knight

About the Author

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart triology, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books.

Her international break-through came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.

Inkheart, the first book in the trilogy, followed, winning the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award. Inkspell continued the trilogy's success, winning a second BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award in 2006. The trilogy concluded with Inkdeath, in 2008. Inkheart the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in the same year.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California in the USA.

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224 pages


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Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2007




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