Iron Hearted Violet
Iron Hearted Violet
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Annotation: Discovering a forbidden book that reveals the existence of an evil being imprisoned in their world, reckless and clever princess Violet and her best friend, Demetrius, investigate rumors and accept help from an ancient, scarred dragon to discern the creature's true story.
Catalog Number: #96455
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: Bruno, Iacopo,
Pages: 424 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-05675-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-85596-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-05675-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-85596-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2011053213
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 68,742
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 11.0 / quiz: 155950 / grade: Middle Grades
Guided Reading Level: U
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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