Synopses & Reviews
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!
Violetta is a small and spirited young princess who wants to be treated like her big brothers, who are training to be knights. But Violetta’s father, the King, insists that she act ladylike and get married! He even arranges a knights’ jousting contest to find Violetta a suitor. The feisty princess will not stand for this! So Violetta decides to disguise herself as a boy and take part in that very contest. Every night, she secretly practices to become the most nimble knight in the land. But when the big day arrives, will Violetta be able to prove — once and for all — what she’s truly made of?
Princess Viola aims to trade her fiesty moves for frilly princess skills in this picture book that zip-zup-zooms!
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Princess Viola is great at skateboarding and karate-chopping, but sheand#8217;s lousy at the royal wave, walk, and waltz. The king and queen are not pleased. Whatand#8217;s a princess to do? Attend the skill-polishing Camp Princess, of course. In the end, itand#8217;s a good thing Viola is made of tougher stuff. Who else will save the day when the green dragon comes along? Joe Bergerand#8217;s zippy illustrations use comic bookand#8211;style panels and show off ZIP! ZUP! ZOOM! sound effects. This sweet, funny picture book is just the ticket for spunky princess-loving girls who can appreciate a glittery book jacket!
About the Author
Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.
Kerstin Meyer is the award-winning illustrator of Pirate Girl and The Princess Knight, a story of young Princess Violetta who wants to be treated by her older brothers who are training to be knights. Kerstin lives in Hamburg, Germany.