Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inkheart Book Review and Giveaway

“Its title is Inkheart because it's about a man whose wicked heart is black as ink, filled with darkness and evil. I still like the title.” - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Have you ever become so engrossed reading a book that the characters seem to come alive right off the page? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, maybe not. Read Inkheart – believe me, you’ll be glad you are able to shut your book and keep your life to yourself.

Meggie, the main character in Inkheart, and her father, Mo, a book binder, live surrounded by books. But Meggie soon finds that her life is more entangled in books than she realized. One day, a strange, fire-eating man named Dustfinger arrives, and the world she knew is never the same. It seems that her father has an unusual talent: he can read characters right out of stories. Nine years earlier he accidentally read characters out of a dark fantasy book called Inkheart, and an evil character named Capricorn and several other terrifying individuals came to life. After several years in hiding, Meggie along with her father, come face to face with the world of danger, adventure, and fantasy that is Inkheart. And, Meggie finally learns the terrible truth about the disappearance of her mother.

Inkheart is an amazing, highly imaginative fantasy sure to become a classic. It is also terrifying and full of violence and darkness. From fire and blood, to nightmarish images, it is best read by children over the age of 10. The book is also quite long, over 500 pages, but for a patient reader it is definitely worth the time.

Cornelia Funke skillfully weaves literary classics into Inkheart such as Peter Pan and Treasure Island. The story is also a wonderful study on the struggle between good and evil. These aspects make Inkheart a useful teaching tool and may encourage youth to read the classics. Inkheart is the first book in Funke's Inkheart trilogy. Inkheart, the motion picture, is now in theaters. I am excited to see how the movie compares to the massive, imaginative book.

Scholastic Inkheart Resources
Scholastic Inkheart Printables
Scholastic Inkheart Movie Poster
Scholastic Parent's Guide to Inkheart
Books and Resources for Teaching Inkheart

Related links:
Inkheart Movie
Cornelia Funke Fans Official Website
The World of Cornelia Funke Inkheart Page
Inkheart Teacher's Guide

Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 2009); 576 pages; ISBN 9780545046268

Scholastic has kindly offered to give away (1) copy of Inkheart to a Brimful Curiosities reader.

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Welcome to Brimful Curiosities! This review/giveaway is my contribution to the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, (January 26-30, 2009). Head over there for all the great giveaways this week! And don't forget to enter my other giveaways!



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susan1215 said...

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times would be informative

Anonymous said...

I've been itching to read this one! Another that I need to get to is The Invention of Hugo Cabret. :)

Rashmi said...

I also liked the looks of Little Scholastic: Baby Days ( A Collection of 9 Board Books).

Thanks for this great giveaway!
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Rashmi said...

Following you on Twitter and tweeted this -

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

i love the giveaway! i tweeted this!

hope i'll win! thanks! yanyan_140[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charlotte said...

i must be the only person left who still don't own a harry potter book. but i am really interested in owning the complete set!

Anonymous said...

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times


Diana D said...

Fast Start for Early Readers would interest me. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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The Halton Mom said...

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Sounds like a load of laughs. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Leah said...

El Arca de Noé: Un Libro de Cartón con Títeres looks sooo adorably cute and perfect for my ds!

Thanks so much for this give~away! : )))


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I am following you on TWITTER....username leahita.

And, I TWITTERED about this give~away.

Thanks again! : )))


Anonymous said...

Here Lies Arthur looks like a good book.


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