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?
©2007 Cornelia Funke; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
I most likely will listen to it again simply because my son has been asking to hear it again! My son said, "Yeah!!! Because I love it so much!"
My son: "Igraine because she was a knight."
My son: "It was funny when Albert snapped his fingers and the arrows went backward!"
My son: "Happy. I LOVED it!"
My 5-year old son and I listened to this book together and talked about it as we went along. It gave us some great topics for discussion. While very simple in its storyline, it was not too juvenile for an adult to enjoy as a light read. At the same time, it was not too heavy, hyper or violent for a young child to enjoy. We hope there will be a sequal!
My eight year old son adores this book and can listen to it many times. It is the perfect combination of humour and adventure, without being too scary for this sensitive age.
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