Iron Hearted Violet

Iron Hearted Violet

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Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill spins a wondrously different kind of fairy-tale: In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. But 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-the last dragon in existence, in fact-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 about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.

A 2012 Andre Norton Award Finalist

A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 135.13 x 194.56 x 31.24mm | 335.66g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0316056758
  • 9780316056755
  • 148,309

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"The end of their world begins with a story. ""This one."
In most fairy tales, princesses are...
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A 2012 Andre Norton Award FinalistA Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner---
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About Kelly Barnhill

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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2,900 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 31% (909)
4 35% (1,006)
3 25% (734)
2 7% (198)
1 2% (53)
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