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If You Liked Disney's Brave, Read This Story!

November 12, 2012

I enjoyed Disney’s movie, Brave. It is released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 13. I love the star, Merida, the warrior-princess type who can ride and shoot better than the boys! Her free spirit is fun to watch, and of course, I wish I had her archery skills!

If Merida left you hungry for another story about a warrior-princess, then you should read The Legend of Lady Ilena by Patricia Malone. This historical fiction novel recounts the tale of a young, warrior girl in England during the time of King Arthur.

The book is written on about a 4th grade reading level, but the writing is good enough that I enjoyed it and I believe other adults would like it as well. It is also a good story for boys or girls. There is mystery and action involved and nothing very "girly."

So, if you liked Merida, make sure you read about Ilena!

Rachael A.
North Oak Branch

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