Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill audiobook

Iron Hearted Violet

By Kelly Barnhill , with Iacopo Bruno
Read by Simon Vance

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316056731
7.33 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781619695917

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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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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Kelly Barnhill’s first fantasy novel, The Mostly True Story of Jack, she surprised the jaded reader of fairy-tale retellings. With Iron Hearted Violet, she scores again. Here, too, Barnhill inverts common fairy-tale notions: there’s a princess who is not beautiful, a dragon more fearful than fearsome, and gods who do not tower but are humble in size. The tale’s castle…is the most inventive rendition of architecture since J. K. Rowling conjured Hogwarts.” New York Times Book Review
“A splendid fantasy…layered and complex, Barnhill’s story brings a modern feel to age-old fairy tale tropes…Barnhill’s nimble prose make[s] this a winning choice for before-bedtime read-alouds.” Publishers Weekly
“Simon Vance provides a captivating performance of this enchanting tale about magical kingdoms, princesses, dragons, evil forces, and the power of stories…Especially effective is Vance’s embodiment of young Violent as he balances tones of seriousness and enthusiasm to reflect assorted aspects of her personality, from precociousness and determination to fear and vulnerability…Hypnotic.” AudioFile
“Barhnill has created a traditional fairy tale with wonderful read-aloud potential…with a likable hero and heroine, a well-paced plot, and a daunting villain.” Booklist
“The action unfolds at a leisurely pace, with complex subplots and mysteries gradually revealed. Violet’s realm is richly imagined…This satisfying fantasy combines adventure with food for thought.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Kelly Barnhill

Author Bio: Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill is the author of four novels, including The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Award and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award, the SFWA Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English