Tuesday, June 8, 2010
By Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer
King Wilfred the Worthy has three sons, and a daughter, Violetta.
But since her mother died when she was born, the King decides to raise his daughter just like he's raising his sons - and he's raising them to be Knights.
Violetta's not as big or strong as her brothers, so she soon figures out her own way to fight and joust and ride her horse.
When she turns 16, the King announces there will be a big tournament in her honor with a gigantic prize. She's thinking which suit of armor she'll wear when he tells her that the prize is HER!
The best knight in the kingdom will win Violetta's hand in marriage.
Violetta knows there's only one thing she can do... Disguise herself as a man, enter the competition, and win the title of Best Knight in the Kingdom herself!
Oh, how I love this picture book, and how I wish it had been read to me when I was a kid. You can be sure I read it to my daughter.
The writing is awesome, the illustrations are fairy-tale worthy, and overall it's a wonderful kick-tushie tale of a girl knight.
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Posted by Lee Wind, M.Ed. at 3:02 AM