Igraine the Brave (PB)
Cornelia Funke
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UK Price: £5.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 7+
Size: 198x129
Extent: 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-905294-65-7
Publication date: April 2008
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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.

An enchanting story of courage and magic from the pen of bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke.

' ... down-to-earth, appealing fantasy ... A good read-aloud choice.'
Booklist
'[Funke] gives her story a nice light-hearted touch ... will appeal to precocious seven-year-olds.'
Telegraph

Igraine woke up because something was crawling over her face. Something with a lot of legs. She opened her eyes and there it was, sitting right on the end of her nose, a fat black spider. Igraine was scared stiff of spiders. ‘Sisyphus!’ she whispered in a trembling voice. ‘Wake

"IGRAINE THE BRAVE is one of my secret favourites out of all the books I have written so far. I have often thought about a sequel and I love the Sorrowful Knight, who would not exist without T.H. White's Lancelot, that knight who considers himself a bad person because of his ugly face. Once I attended a wonderful theatre play of IGRAINE THE BRAVE in Bamberg and I saw several other brilliant stage adaptations as well, one with real horses and a slide on which the magic books were slithering down a slope. Quite memorable!"

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