Iron Hearted Violet

Hardcover | October 9, 2012

byKelly BarnhillIllustratorIacopo Bruno

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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. Aforbiddenbook.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 Violetis 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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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 frie...

Kelly Barnhill is a poet and writer who also wroteThe Witch's BoyandIron 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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.75 × 1.5 inPublished:October 9, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316056731

ISBN - 13:9780316056731

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"[Violet] is a princess for our century."-VOYA