Wildest Brother by Cornelia Funke

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By day, Ben is one brave brother--but when night falls, even the wildest boy sometimes needs protecting by his big sis. The third hit picture book by the best-selling Funke and award-winning Meyer.

Brave as a lion, strong as an elephant, Ben is a fearless young boy. When it comes to protecting his big sister, Anna, nothing can stand in his way! Gallantly he spends his day battling moldy green ghosts, slime-belching monsters, and all sorts of ferocious beasts. But when the day is over and darkness falls, Ben suddenly doesn't feel quite so brave. Sometimes, he realizes, it's the big sister who does the protecting.

Featuring Meyer's witty, whimsical artwork and Funke's deft balance of humor, emotion, and truth, this is the perfect bedtime read for rambunctious brothers and sisters.

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 May 1, 2006 by Chicken House. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nighttime scares him: The house’s heating sounds like “a thousand biting beetles.” In a soothing role reversal, trusty Anna protects Ben now, as he crawls into her bed for some much-needed sleep.

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All day long, Ben, "lionhearted and elephant-strong," defends his big sister Anna from a man-eating monster (fighting it with "his three plastic swords, pumpkin-sized water pistol, and rubber knife"), moldy green ghosts (he shreds them and flushes them down the toilet) and a slime-burping monst...

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