Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ingraine the Brave (Cornelia Funk)


I love love love this book!

Even though the main character is a girl, I think boys and girls would really like this book. Igraine has some very interesting and exciting adventures. In the beginning of the book Her parents are turned into pigs by accident. Igraine has to go get some ingredients for the spell to turn them back into people. Meanwhile, a mean old nasty guy named Osmund is trying to take over their castle and get their magic books. Igraine has to get her parents turned back into people before the bad guy ruins everything. The book also has really great pictures in the margins here and there. 

Major themes:

  • Age is just a number.
  • A girl can do the same stuff a guy can do. Perhaps sometimes even better.
  • Always follow your dreams.
  • Like the girl and books, never judge a book by it's cover.
p. 188 Igraine didn't want to watch. She just wanted to close her eyes; she wanted it to be over. This time her heart was beating fast, but not with excitement. She suddenly knew only too well what fear felt like. Terrible, breathtaking fear. The snorting of the horses hurt her ears, and when the lances crashed as they s ruck the knits' armor, Igraine clenched her fists so tightly that her fingernails cut into her hands.

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