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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cornelia Funke Narrator: Xanthe Elbrick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739356791
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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? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/17/2014

    " fun read, that I would feel comfortable suggesting to most kids, boys and girls. Magic and knights! Igraine is a very strong willed main character, and while she is a girl, I think that all the knights and magic will still appeal to boys. I read it one night, in just a few hours, so it is a nice, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cammie | 2/16/2014

    " I liked when i was 11 but I now think it quite childish. I read the "Inkheart" trilogy first thats why i tried this one. I would say it was intend for 8 to 11 year olds. I recomend it to people who like reading fantasy (girls as well as boys). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 2/15/2014

    " This is a great fictional story about a young girl growing up in an old castle with a family of magicians and all she can think about is wanting to be a knight. She finally gets to prove her mettle when the evil Osmund the Greedy attacks the castle in an attempt to steal the magical books that her parents have been entrusted with, at the same time that her parents have mistakenly turned themselves into pigs. Lots of fun to read with my 10 and 11 year old boys. Igraine is sweet, brave, and endearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " I really liked this "knight" story for girls. Igraine is the daughter of two magicians but really wants to be a knight. She gets to try the life of a knight when her parents accidentally turn themselves into pigs and she must help defend her castle against enemies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan P | 2/4/2014

    " Igraine's magician parents manage to turn themselves into pigs while casting a difficult spell, so it's up to her to save the day - and the kingdom from the evil magician Osmund. Booktalked to 3rd graders this spring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert 11 | 1/24/2014

    " A book filled with adventure kingdoms and most of all magic. It is the most awesome book ever if you are into kingdoms and fairy tales. I believethis is a great book and I believe you will think the same as me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/21/2014

    " listened to this with Claire & Audrey while driving from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix. It's a fun, most enjoyable story with a spunky heroine and engaging characters. Would love to see it made into a movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/16/2014

    " Quick, fun read! My third grader read it and loved it too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/9/2014

    " Very quick, fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/15/2013

    " I got this book in a little book store in Lorne, Victora, Australia. I used to go visit the store every year and the best book i bought was this one. I read it often and find new thigs, exciting or interesting. I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 12/7/2013

    " This gentle fantasy is great for the younger crowd. It's interesting and exciting without being too scary or dark or threatening. Igraine's family is full of love and concern, and even the teasing of her brother and the disapproval of her parents isn't too stinging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/16/2013

    " Clyde really seemed to enjoy this one. It was longer than the ones we had attempted in the past. Igraine comes from a family of magicians but she wants to be a knight. When some magic goes awry it's up to her and her older brother to save the day, their castle and their parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 10/16/2013

    " Cornelia Funke is an amazing children's author. I love her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/6/2013

    " This was a fun book to read with the boys. They really liked it and didn't want to skip reading nights which is a sign of a good book. The writing was simple and clear and the story amusing and the main character and her older brother were capable and brave. Recommended for the 8 to 12 year old set. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 3/21/2013

    " This book was read at the dinner table and after dinner. Fun girl heroine in this book, a nice light fantasy for the kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kailey | 3/20/2013

    " Everything that a well-written children's adventure story should be. It follows the formula. But I've come to expect more from Funke. She didn't color outside the line with this one, but it was still very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myra | 2/11/2013

    " Mady and I had so much fun reading this book together... it's very silly and imaginative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camela | 9/2/2012

    " I picked this one up in the library because I've enjoyed Cornelia Funke in the past. Not sure if I'll finish this one, though. I need something a little more mature right now, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marti | 8/14/2012

    " This is for the 9 - 12 yr old rage. Excellent book! Adventure, friendship, magic, treachery, a brave little girl! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 7/29/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book--not only was it a great twist on a fairytale but I loved the female protagonist and the narrator. Definitely appropriate for a family listen on the road. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Helen | 6/21/2012

    " Read this book with my niece. What a fun story that shows young girls that they can do anything they set their mind to. I love that the main character is a young girl who has a mind of her own and that she takes it upon herself to be instrumental in saving her family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wiley | 3/2/2012

    " A great read for young, adventurous girls. My daughter loved the adventure and humor and, of course, the female protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg J. | 2/7/2012

    " I enjoy many of Ms. Funke's books, and this one was cute. I liked the strong female character! Not as interesting as her other books though. 10/20/07 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chimelle Necary | 12/7/2011

    " This book was a cute little story about a girl that is small but wants to prove she be big "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Savannah | 11/5/2011

    " Fantasy in the strong/spunky girl school, well-rendered as Funke's always are. For a younger reader than some of her longer works like Inkheart, even though stylistically, they're much the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Vrtikapa | 10/29/2011

    " Read with my 9 year old last year. Cute book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 8/5/2011

    " Aimed at younger readers than Funke's other books. I found it thoroughly enjoyable--creative, fun, entertaining. Avoids the darker overtones of some of her other stuff. Also fun to see it illustrated with Funke's own drawings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamra | 6/30/2011

    " Cute. Not substantial, but cute.

    I liked a lot of things about it (writing style, the characters and their development, the interesting-enough plot line), and it was quick and fun to read.

    I would recommend it to any young girl. But it's not a Must Read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nalani | 6/28/2011

    " wonderful book to read to the kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/20/2011

    " I love it! It was a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mylisa | 5/19/2011

    " Lots of fun. Funny read-aloud. Tim and Kate both enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffiny | 5/7/2011

    " Ryan's review: It was amazing. (I'm trying to get more out of him than this.) : )
    Mom comments: A story where courage, bravery, honor and integrity are illustrated. Would appeal to boys or girls. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 5/6/2011

    " We listened to this in the car and it was great! I loved the reader and the story. Simply a cute story about a spunky girl who wants to be a knight versus a magician who helps save her parent's castle when under attack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/29/2011

    " Great story to begin kids on fantasy- not as difficult- great for 4th grade readers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 3/22/2011

    " A fun story to read with along with a pre-teen child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elijah | 3/15/2011

    " What a great book! All Cornelia Funke books are! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charank20 | 3/8/2011

    " really cool book i totally loved it and i must have renweed it from the library about...i don't know 6 times! any ways it was a really good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/22/2011

    " This was a great book for children's Book Clubs!! Great character development!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shilo | 2/13/2011

    " I did NOT like this book. The title was horrible, and had almost nothing to do with the book. This book is dry and lifeless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/8/2011

    " Read with my 9 year old last year. Cute book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophi | 2/2/2011

    " So cute, but for little kids. "

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About the Author
Author Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke is a bestselling author and the third most popular children's book writer in Germany after J.K. Roweling and R.L. Stine. The Thief Lord has won several European children's literature awards, including the Zurich Children's Book Awards (2000) and the children's Book Award form the Vienna House of Literature (2001).