Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave

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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338541991
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 332,047
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.


Los Angeles, CA

Date of Birth:

December 10, 1958

Place of Birth:

Dorsten, Germany


University of Hamburg

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Igraine the Brave 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 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!
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed this tale of Igraine the Brave. She is a gutsy girl who just wants to be a knight. She has absent-minded magical parents. She learns the importance of honor and bravery and integrity. I might even consider adding it to my physical library!
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Igraine's twelfth birthday and her family of magician's are preparing her magical present. Something goes a bit awry and her parents accidentally turn themselves into pigs. This comes at a very bad time as their neighboring castle has been taken over by Osmund the Greedy and his side-kick Rowan the Heartless who want to steal the magical books from her family.Igraine wants to become a knight more than anything. Certainly more than a magician like her parents and brother. In this adventure Igraine takes daring steps to save her family and defeat the baddies, meeting up with the Sorrowful Knight on the way.
sonam_soni on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great Cornelia Funke book for a younger crowd (though I enjoyed it also :). Igraine needs to go on an adventure to save her parents (who, while using magic to make her bday present, turned themselves into pigs), their magic books and the kingdom from an evil/greedy seige.
johnlobe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Igraine the Brave provides a fun and offbeat twist on the classic knights defending a castle tale. Igraine serves as the young knight. As the defence of her family's home falls to Igraine and her brother, there are plenty of opportunities for family dynamics and self-realization to provide depth to the imaginative, fairytale elements. Funke's own illustrations are an essential part of the story telling.
thistle_verse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this to my 7 and 4 year old kids and quite pleased with it. The chapters were well-suited to reading aloud, as was the language, and the kids loved the plot and the main character. There's a lot of humor that kids can get without it ever talking down to them, which I like very much. Very imaginative, and very fulfilling.
mjsbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
12-year-old Igraine and her brother get the chance to save their castle from a dastardly new neighbor when their parents, both magicians, turn into pigs from a spell gone awry. Great supporting characters, especially the Sorrowful Knight and the Magic Books.
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
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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