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The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

First published 2001

Plot Description: Violetta is the only princess amongst three brothers.  Her father wishes for her to be the model princess, prime and proper, but she wants to be as strong and brave as her brothers. Forbidden to follow her heart, she slips out of the castle at night into the woods and secretly teaches herself to become the cleverest, most nimble knight in the land. Soon she will be ready to fight for her own rights.

Quantitative Reading Level: Grades K-2

Evaluation: This is a book for those little girls who would rather go slay the dragon herself than wait for the prince to do it for her.  This is the book to help show that boys are not the only ones who like to become knights, but as girls are not the only ones who like to dance and wear dresses.

Content Area: ELA

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