Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke

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The fourth picture book by literary sensation Funke and celebrated illustrator Meyer; a modern-day, girl-powered, fairy-tale-in-reverse!

One morning Princess Isabella throws her crown out the window--it's BORING being a princess, she declares. When she steadfastly refuses to fetch her crown from the fishpond, her father, the king, puts his royal foot down. "Off to the pigsty with you!" he commands--and Isabella couldn't be happier about her punishment! Because while plain old princesses spend all their time primping and smiling and stifling yawns--yuckety-yuk!-- REAL girls get to peel onions, pick blackberries, and sometimes even sleep outside with the pigs.
 

About Cornelia Funke

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CORNELIA FUNKE is one of today's most beloved writers of magical stories for children. She is the author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, the Ghosthunters series, When Santa Fell to Earth, and Igraine the Brave. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This author/illustrator team once again embarks upon a tale of an obstreperous princess.

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However, when she turns 16, the king arranges a tournament and says Violetta must marry the winner.

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As they did in The Princess Knight , Funke and Meyer once again skewer the princess stereotype.

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