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Princess, A Pirate, And One Wild Brother

by Cornelia Funke

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I am a fan of Cornelia Funke’s work, I’ve loved her Inkheart books for years. This book is three stories in one and perfect for young children.
The first story tells the tale of a princess whose father raised her and her three older brothers to be warriors. Then, how she got out of an unwanted marriage using her skills. I think this would have made a lovely YA book as well, it’s got a lot of the elements in place.
The second story is about pirates, I found this one to be quite amusing. The last is about a young boy with a big imagination. Again, I could see how this could be a longer novel and quite similar to Alice in Wonderland.
Imaginative and fun, I think any child would appreciate these stories. ( )
  iShanella | Dec 26, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545042410, Hardcover)

Three Cornelia Funke picture book classics together in one keepsake edition!

...Little Violetta trains in secret to become THE PRINCESS KNIGHT. Fierce Molly is out to show ferocious Captain Firebeard and his motley crew just who really rules the high seas in PIRATE GIRL. And brave Ben, THE WILDEST BROTHER, battles moldy green ghosts and slime-belching monsters--until the sun goes down. That's when he seeks the protection of his big sis! Children everywhere will cheer for the feisty heroes in this happy collection. Meyer's witty artwork and Funke's perfect balance of humor and truth make it a treasury to cherish.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:41 -0400)

Collects three short stories about a princess who becomes a knight, a band of pirates who take an unusual captive, and a brother who protects his older sister from monsters.

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