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by Cornella Funke

eBook The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Inkheart download ISBN: 0786280417
Author: Cornella Funke
Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 709
ePub: 1107 kb
Fb2: 1183 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Fiction and Fantasy

comImagine a Dickens story with a Venetian setting, and you'll have a good sense of Cornelia Funke's prizewinning novel The Thief Lord, first published in Germany in 2000.

comImagine a Dickens story with a Venetian setting, and you'll have a good sense of Cornelia Funke's prizewinning novel The Thief Lord, first published in Germany in 2000.

Part of Inkworld series by Cornelia Funke. The book she had been reading was under her pillow, pressing its cover against her ear as if to lure her back into its printed pages. I’m sure it must be very comfortable sleeping with a hard, rectangular thing like that under your head,’ her father had teased, the first time he found a book under her pillow. Go on, admit it, the book whispers its story to you at night. ‘Sometimes, yes,’ Meggie had said. But it only works for children.

Part of Inkworld series by Cornelia Funke

Part of Inkworld series by Cornelia Funke. But make sure it’s a large, hungry blaze, not one of the tame little fires you like to play with. Dustfinger picked up the petrol can and slowly climbed down the steps. And as for this book,’ said Capricorn, looking at Inkheart with as much dislike as if it had bitten his pale fingers, ‘this extremely tedious, stupid and extraordinarily long-winded book, I can assure you I have no intention of ever again letting myself be spellbound by its story. All those troublesome creatures, those fluttering fairies with their twittering voices, the swarming, scrabbling stupid beasts everywhere, the smell of fur and dung. In fact, he went away quite often, whenever an antique dealer, a book collector or a library needed a bookbinder and commissioned Mo to restore a few valuable old books, freeing them of dust and mould or dressing them in new clothes, as he put it. Meggie didn’t think the word ‘bookbinder’ described Mo’s work particularly well, and a few years ago she had made him a notice to hang on his workshop door saying ‘Mortimer Folchart, Book Doctor’. And the book doctor never called on his patients without taking his daughter too.

Both he and Meggie's mother had large families whose homes, so far as Meggie could see, were scattered over half of Europe.

CORNELIA FUNKE INKHEART For Anna, who even put The Lord of the Rings aside for a while to read this book. Could anyone ask more of a daughter? And for Elinor, who lent me her name, although I didn't use it for an elf queen. For Anna, who even put The Lord of the Rings aside. for a while to read this book. Both he and Meggie's mother had large families whose homes, so far as Meggie could see, were scattered over half of Europe. Yes, she is a bit peculiar, but you'll get along with her all right.

Series: Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge

Series: Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge. Hardcover: 491 pages. she feels the need to say (at some point in the book) "I don't need help from a ma.

Funke has created a fast paced mysterious adventure tale for book lovers. Well-developed characters (some humorous, others sympathetic, and some downright nasty in their deeds) and a strong sense of place will keep readers turning the pages. A nice kind of snake you brought to my house, I must say. First he gives you away, then he serves up the book and your daughter to this man Capricorn. Bring the girl and the book. We heard Capricorn say so himself. That was our little matchstick-eater’s mission, and he carried it out to his master’s complete satisfaction. Meggie put Mo’s arm round her shoulders and buried her face against him. ‘The girl and the book?’ Mo held Meggie close again.

Inkheart author Cornelia Funke emphasises the importance of all the different types of storytelling in today's author advent calendar tip . .

A New York Times Bestseller

Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when someone reads a book and the characters seem to jump off the page . . . but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then, imagine if they brought their world into ours. This is Inkheart, a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life.

Comments: (7)
I enjoyed this book very much. It is full of fantastical beings and events that interface with everyday modern people. That interface is the most compelling underlying motivation of the story, of course. I also like the fact that the main child character is female for a change. Yea!

The book is also, in a sense, all about books, and I love books about books. If you have a fairly good knowledge of classic children's literature, you'll enjoy those connections immensely. If you like books, particularly children's books, and you like fantasy and adventure, you will probably enjoy this book.

Quotations are used from many other children's and fantasy books. Those make the story even more enjoyable.

The writing is creative and interesting, the plot is fantastical and convoluted, the characters are varied and mostly interesting, sometimes likable and sometimes detestable, of course. Some characters aren't clearly good guys or bad guys, which is similar to life as we know it.

On the down side, which is minor, I am wondering just who this book was written for. I'm told it's children's literature. But children do not need to read about this much violence, surely, even when it is committed mostly by beings from books rather than reality? I don't know. I also find some plot twists to be very unbelievable, but it is a fantasy, after all.

I read this book on the Kindle (as I read most books) and only noticed one potential typo in the book (which is amazingly good, really).
This had made into a movie (Brendan Fraiser) and I'd watched it a couple of years ago, so unfortunately for me I had all of the actors' faces in mind throughout the book and left little to my imagination there, but at least they casted it very well!!(and closely to the book's description - for the most part.

The PLOT deviates some, so even if you've seen the movie, you'd be missing out not reading Funke's wonderful writing

You get the plot from other reviews', so I will leave you with this. There are NOT too many books of this genre that are truly original. This is. There are not too many books out there that don't fall into some campy dialogue. This doesn't.

I go through books, Kindle and otherwise, and after reading Inkheart, I went and purchased the trilogy hardcopy (of which I'm terribly discerning about what takes up space) because I think this is a classic.

My son just read it as well, he's 8, but reading beyond his 2nd grade level, he finished and immediately asked when he's getting the next one!! And has asked me twice, "Is it here yet?"

I think it's a testament to Funke's writing, that she can so capture myself and my son so completely.
Hǻrley Quinn
The story was okay. It seemed a bit long and I felt as though I should have just left it at the first one rather than continuing the series. And in this book the author added swear words. :( So I couldn't share in reading this one with my child as I had the first one.
So much happens in this book. I listened to the audiobook and Brendon Fraser did a great job. I wish they would go back and let him do the other two books. I had tears close to the end of the book and can't wait to see what happens in the final book. I like that we get to see more of the fantasy world and what happens there. Because it is in the fantasy world and there are so many characters with a lot going on you do have to be able to focus on what is going on but I enjoyed it.
To be honest, I listened to the audio tape, but this was an awesome story! Enjoyable for adults as well as kids. The suspenseful plot makes you a little fearful and there is some violence, but the pretext of the story makes it fanciful enough to distance you from the events of the story. Still, there is a bit of mystery and you can't put the book down. A must-read classic.
It's been a very long time since I found a book so captivating that I lose sleep because of it, for it is more important to continue in the story than sleep.

I've never read a book that was as unpredictable as this one. I can usually guess things in the story and predict the ending of a book, which causes the story to lose its magic, but it was not so with this book.

I cannot wait to read the next book, Inkspell

I wish that Cornelia Funke was more well known, she is the best storyteller I've ever read!!!!!
Bought the trilogy for my 11 year old son at his own request! He doesn't open a book very often and prefers to play video games, so I am glad he found a book set that he enjoys reading. These are NOT little books, they are roughly about 500 pages long and he's on the 3rd one. Well worth the purchase. He even has me reading them and it is a good read for any adult who enjoys reading young adult books. (I'm on the first book)