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Iron Hearted Violet

Iron Hearted Violet

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By (author) Kelly Barnhill, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 196mm x 41mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0316056731
  • ISBN 13: 9780316056731
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 293,517

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"The end of their world begins with a story. ""This one." In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales. Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A "forbidden "book."" It tells a story of an evil being--called the Nybbas--imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true--"not really. "But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph...or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules." ""Iron Hearted Violet "is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.

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Author information

Kelly Barnhill is a poet and writer who also wrote "The Witch's Boy "and "Iron Hearted Violet." "The Mostly True Story of Jack," her debut novel, received four starred reviews. Kelly lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children.

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"A splendid fantasy...layered and complex, Barnhill's story brings a modern feel to age-old fairy tale tropes." ""Publishers Weekly"""