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Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) by Cornelia…
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Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Cornelia Funke (Author), Anthea Bell (Translator)

Series: Inkworld (1)

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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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Title:Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy)
Authors:Cornelia Funke (Author)
Other authors:Anthea Bell (Translator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2005), Edition: 1st, 576 pages
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I thought this was a nice book for book lovers, a little too long for the story line, but a very nice read overall. ( )
  ntwillow | Aug 17, 2021 |
I really didn't enjoy this book at all. The characters were either unlikable or passive. The only distinguishing characteristic that some to make them special was how much they like books, but yeah a lot of people like books. The overall tone of the book was extremely unpleasant and I just didn't even want to keep reading it.
I gave this book one star because I'm actually donating it rather than keeping it which is very strange for me. ( )
  cdks | Aug 16, 2021 |
Maggie's father can read people out of books and accidentally read her mother into one, now the villain is after him and Maggie discovers she shares the talent
  ritaer | Aug 11, 2021 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this story.Great story with a real reverence for books themselves. What happens when the bad guys meet the person who made them? I would recommend this story for a fanciful few nights with the kidlets. ( )
  TwilightBlue | Aug 7, 2021 |
Good young adult fiction. A book repairer, while reading out loud, accidentally brings to life characters from a book, who want him to rescue other evildoers. Eventually enlisting the help of the book's author and others, good manages to triumph over evil. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cornelia Funkeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Auger, Marie-ClaudeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Šućur Perišić, LjiljanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beneden, HannekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bertholet, AbTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bertuol, SonaliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blanco, Rosa PilarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Borén, GunillaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butterworth, IanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoogweg, PaulineCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jensen, LeyahCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, Marja(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawson, CarolCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magnaghi, RobertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mountford, Karl J.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neumann, UteOvers.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisi, Elizabeth B.Designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisi, Elizabeth B.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, LynnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strecker, RainerSprechersecondary 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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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