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Blekkhjerte (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Cornelia Funke, Ute overs. Neumann

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Title:Blekkhjerte
Authors:Cornelia Funke
Other authors:Ute overs. Neumann
Info:[Oslo] : Damm, 2005
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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It definitely spoke to my bibliophile nature. The film was dreadful ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
It was a pretty good book with an over drawn story. The book had some original ideas to add to the world of elves and fantasy. Think Neverending Story mixed in with a little LOTR. I felt that the movie had a better flow story wise and made more sense in terms of the given time-line. ( )
  seaofsorrow | May 20, 2014 |
Great story - loved the movie- found the book a little hard going in comparison and faltered half way through book 2 of the trilogy but if had more time on hands would love to try again - want to know where the story goes...! ;) ( )
  wendyburrill | May 11, 2014 |
I enjoyed this story, but see it appealing to older children much in the same way as Harry Potter does. ( )
  Kraga | Mar 17, 2014 |
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Such breathtaking things are going to happen, you cannot even imagine. SPECTACULAR!, FABULOUS! BREATHTAKING! If you've got to read a book it's got to be this one.
 
Inkheart is a book about books, a celebration of and a warning about books. The "Inkheart" of the title is a book. I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading. ...

When the villains are at last defeated and the denizens of the book tumble through into reality, it is quite disappointing to find them gaudy, small and trivial. Is Funke saying that, while books as books are wonderful, real life has a solid sort of grimness that renders make-believe flimsy? Or is she pleading with us to mix at least a little fantasy with our reality? I don't know. Inkheart leaves you asking such questions. And this is, to my mind, an important thing for a story to do.
 

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Cornelia Funkeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magnaghi, RobertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, LynnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean Buyer,

If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin

Come in!

Come in!

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Dedication
For Anna, who even put The Lord of The Rings aside for a while to read this book. Could anyone ask for 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 put 'The Lord Of The Rings' aside for 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.
First words
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.
Rain fell that night, a fine, whispering rain.
Quotations
Some books should be tasted some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Why do grown-ups think it's easier for children to bear secrets than the truth?
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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First published in Germany as Tintenherz by Cecilie Dressler Verlag, Hamburg, 2003.
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A young adult fantasy novel where a young girl and her father are able to bring a story's characters to life with equally good and bad results just by reading.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439709105, Paperback)

Meggie’s father, Mo, has an wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life--literally. Mo discovered his power when Maggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the the book Inkheart, that several of the book’s wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo discovered something even worse--when he read Capricorn and his henchmen out of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother in.

Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait!

Cornelia Funke’s imaginative ode to books and book lovers is sure to be enjoyed by fans of her breakout debut, The Thief Lord, and young readers who enjoyed the similarly themed The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert

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Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

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