The Princess Knight

The Princess Knight

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Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable.

Scholastic
Cornelia Funke, author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, makes her brilliant debut as a picture-book writer with this winning tale of a young princess's adventure!

Violet is a young princess who wishes she could show the world that she is just as brave and strong as her brothers. But her strict father insists that she get married, and her brothers only mock her when she wants to be included in their fun. So Violet decides to use her intelligence and bravery to show everyone--once and for all--what she's made of. Disguising herself as a boy, Violet takes part in a knights' jousting tournament. When she wins the contest, she reveals her true identity--and wins the prize of freedom!

Violet is a young princess who wishes she could show the world that she is just as brave and strong as her brothers. But her strict father insists that she get married, and her brothers only mock her when she wants to be included in their fun. So Violet decides to use her intelligence and bravery to show everyone--once and for all--what she's made of. Disguising herself as a boy, Violet takes part in a knights' jousting tournament. When she wins the contest, she reveals her true identity--and wins the prize of freedom!

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Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta is upset that her father won't let her do the same and so disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable.

Publisher: New York : Chicken House, 2004, c2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780439536301
0439536308
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Meyer, Kerstin 1966-

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skyekilaen
Sep 07, 2016

Violet is incensed when her father offers her hand in marriage as the prize for a jousting tournament. Her youngest brother offers to win the tournament to save her, but she says "Thank you, but I think I'd better see to it myself." Her dad may end up regretting all that swordplay, jousting, and horsemanship training she's had. The art in this one uses interesting multi-level page layouts that remind me of something, maybe medieval tapestries? (People who know anything about art, please feel free to correct me here.) It's lovely, focused, and confident. One of our fave picture books about both princesses and knights.

forbesrachel Sep 26, 2012

This is a great story to show how girls can do things just as well as boys, just in our own way. I like how the narrative is drawn in a frieze-like style.

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

The king doesn’t know how to raise a girl when his daughter comes along, so he puts her in knight training with her brothers... and of course she is quick and smart and dedicated and she finds to way to win and get what she wants. This is a children’s book but even as an adult I found it very enjoyable.

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