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““Igraine the Brave”, by Cornelia Funke, translated by Anthea Bell; Published by Chicken House, Inc. / Scholastic, Inc.; Copyright 1998.
1. Awards: This book has not received any awards at this time.
2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for third to seventh grade.
3. Summary: This is story about a young girl named Igraine that wants to be a knight, but she comes from family of magicians and they do not understand her. Igraine lives in an old castle that her family built a long time ago. The castle is simple until the neighbor’s nephew arrives, and he wants to take over Igtaine’s family castle and their singing spell book. Igraine’s parents try a spell that turns themselves into pigs. Igraine saves the day with help from her friends.
This chapter book has a table of contents which is helpful. Couple of pages has the characters listed in the book with their pictures and a little fact about each even the cat “Sisyphus”. This book is long with the amount of pages, but the story is fun and magical that keeps the reader interested. The illustrations are simple black and white. This book is focusing in the words of the book.
4. Uses in the classroom:
-Think/pair/share what were the main ideas of the book?
-List the characteristics of knight as a class.
-Have a magic show at school.
-Have the students pick a career, and write a short essay what is important for that career.
“I absolutley love this book !!!”Savannah N. wrote this review Friday, October 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Igraine can't wait to see what she will receive from her magical parents for her twelfth birthday. But in preparing her gift, her parents accidentally turn themselves into pigs. To make matters worse, the family learns that they will soon be under attack by a terrible foe who wants to steal their magical books to use for his own dark purposes.
I enjoyed being swept away with thi magical fantasy by the talented Cornelia Funke!”
“My kids and I listened to this on a long car ride. The narration is good and the story was cute too. The kids loved it and it really helped pass the time. ”Amber wrote this review Friday, June 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Simply wonderful, with illustrations by the author too!”Shimmering BlueMoon wrote this review Tuesday, May 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enchanting dreamworld. Those two words sum this story up very nicely I think. I fell in love with Igraine, her cat, the magic book and the knight!! :) All the characters were so easily imagined and cared about to have this kind of control over words and characters is a true gift. A magical feat.”Christine Funalde wrote this review Sunday, March 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's good to know that Cornelia Funke is as good at middle grade as she is at YA.”Hannah Richardson wrote this review Sunday, January 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Audible”Cyrena K wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Carolyn read this to Jeremiah (4-5yo) and they both LOVED IT!”Jeremiah Kurle-Marcotte wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Imagine being born into a family of the most powerful wizards in the known world. Not only are they powerful, but they have the coveted singing books that give them untold power. Only problem, Igraine doesn't want to be a magician.
Igraine wants to be a knight.
Sometimes when wishes come true it's not quite in the way you expected, or the way you wanted it to happen. When a magical mistake leaves Igraine with pigs for parents and a bloodthirsty villain at her front door a knight is exactly what she will have to become. ”