A Princess, A Pirate, and One Wild Brother
Featuring three classic storybooks by bestselling author Cornelia Funke and acclaimed illustrator Kerstin Meyer.
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 sister! 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.
Praise for The Princess Knight
*"Funke handles the picture book format just a deftly as her novels, with sure-footed pacing and a well-placed thrust through the cardboard princess stereotype." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A jaunty parable with an endearing, indomitable character." — Booklist, starred review
Book Sense Book of the Year Nominee
Praise for Pirate Girl
"Come aboard for a rowdy, satisfying seafaring adventure!" — The Horn Book
"Funke and Meyer deliver a booster shot of girl power." — Booklist
"Funke and Meyer convey the pirates' surley toughness while hinting at a fierce mother-daughter bond...[Molly's] like a Little Red Riding Hood of the high seas." — Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Wildest Brother
"Kudos for celebrating the exciting fantasy play of boys." — Kirkus Reviews
"...an exploration of he relationship between a real-world sister and brother, with rip-roaring results." — Publishers Weekly
"[A] tender description of a special sibling relationship." — School Library Journal
- 3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
- Interest Level
- Grades PreK - 3
- Guided Reading
- Scholastic Inc.
- Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy