In the spirit of Dragon Rider and The Thief Lord, an enchanting fairy tale told with Cornelia’s trademark warmth and wit: Perfect Funke fare for readers in the middle grades — Cornelia’s "sweet spot"!
Igraine, who turns twelve tomorrow, dreams of becoming a famous knight. But today, like most days, life at the family castle remains… rather boring. Until the nefarious nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up.
Greedy Osmund’s got a dastardly plan to capture Pimpernel Castle and steal the singing magic books that belong to Igraine’s mom and dad. Complicating matters, on the eve of the siege her parents misspeak a spell and turn themselves into pigs! (How inconvenient.)
Igraine’s birthday wish has come true, and the challenge is bigger than she ever bargained for: Will she face her fears and find the courage to save the day — and the books?