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
Kidsreads.com 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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Janel said...

Inkheart sounds like such a great book. The Scholastic one that I think sounds interesting is: The Midnight Library #1: Voices.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, this does sound good!

Let's see...another book I'd like to read would be Skeleton Creek. The format sounds awesome and I've heard good things about the story in general. Oh, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series too. They sound funny!!!

I'm already a follower, if that counts?

-Lauren
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Angela said...

I think my husband and I would both greatly enjoy Inkheart. My daughter is only 3 months old though so I'm thinking The Real Mother Goose is more her speed - plus I think the one on the Scholastic site is the same one I had as a child!

angela.donner (at) gmail.com

clenna said...

I really like the Black Lagoon Adventures: The Field Day From the Black Lagoon.

RebekahC said...

I've been wanting to read this, so please toss my name in the pot. Thanks! As for another book by Scholastic that I think sounds great, I'd have to say that the 39 Clues series sounds good. I've heard really good thing about it from the librarian at my daughter's school.

RebekahC
Ready Set Read Reviews
Bookish Mom Reviews
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Skywaywaver said...

The How I Survived Middle School Series looks really interesting.
hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

My daughter enjoyed this (from library) but I'd love to own it and I want to read it myself.

EllyBean said...

The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times would be a great book to own! I honestly don't do to well with history so this would help me just as much as my children.

angelacisco said...

My son has been asking lots of question regarding past presidents so Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times would be a very good source of information.
Thanks for the giveaway!
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

samsakara said...

Griffin's Castle looks like a book my daughter might enjoy.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

rebecca said...

I would like to have Can You See What I See, Trucks and Cars, for my little boy.


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Michele said...

I would love to own the Judy Blume complete set of Fudge books. I loved reading about Fudge when I was growing up. It would be perfect to read with my daughter when she gets older.

Deven said...

We "read" Inkheart by listening to it, so I'd love to read it. I like the looks of Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet

AmandaSue said...

Encyclopedia of presidents would be interesting! Thanks for entering me.
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mom2boys said...

My son would love The Night Pirates. I love Schoolastic books. Thanks!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

ariyana9501 said...

We'd love the 39 Clues books. I've seen them before and debated them.

amyd29 said...

any of the I SPy my son loves these!
Inkheart looks like a great read!


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Alyce said...

I think my son would like "Bone: Out From Boneville"
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Alyce said...

I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted (AtHomeWithBooks).
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I subscribed to your blog via rss feed.
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blueviolet said...

The book called Rules looks like a good one!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

Grace said...

I like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I'll read it to my daughter.

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Tiffany said...

the diary of a wimpy kid sounds cute.

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Grace said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sandierpastures/status/1149670198

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Mulluane said...

I have been wanting to read and review the Inkheart trilogy for awhile now so....

I linked it here:
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards (Left Sidebar)

I followed you in blogger and Twitter!

I did a Tweet of this page.

And....if I get Inkheart I'll want to get Inkspell

(email is spelled out in the body of my profile)

TXsunlover said...

I'd be interested in Sweet Dreams: A Bedtime Storybook Collection for my granddaughter.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

mannequin said...

Well this is going to sound silly but I would love to get The Dumb Bunnies collection for my son. He read every one when he was little but they were borrowed from the library.
I'd love to have that set for him to pass on to his children someday. In the future. A long time.

Stacy said...

The Little Scholastic:The Crawly Caterpillar looks like a fun book.

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ShaunJoy said...

We love the I Spy books -- I've been interested in Inkheart since seeing movie previews.

oonagh said...

i desperately need a new copy of "the dark is rising" sequence by susan cooper....

okaat said...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. we have all the other books so this would be a good one to choose.

Stasi said...

the peter rabbit collection. or maybe a series of unfortunate events. both for myself.

Tammy said...

A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Dilemma Deepens - we like lemony snicket!

Becca said...

My daughter just got the Rainbow Fairy boxed set for Christmas. Of course, what is there not to like from Scholastic!

Audra said...

I love their little scholastic books especially the baby days collection. Thanks so much for the AWEsome give-oh-way! audrajjensen (at) msn (dot) com

Jodi said...

Noodles The Puppy (Scholastic Reader Level 1) looks adorable.

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Freda said...

I love the Dora the Explorer Phonics Boxed Set #1. Reason being, my daughter loves Dora, and it is educational as well!
fredagood@hotmail.com

Stacy said...

Can You See What I See, Trucks and Cars. My son is only 14 months but loves everything to do with Trucks and Cars! He would lOVE this! Plus I have been really wanting to read Inkheart for a while now! Thanks
stacyguthrie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

paula h said...

The Encyclopedia of Immaturity looks funny. I'll bet myself and the kids would enjoy reading it.

Craft Tea Lady said...

To be honest, InkHeart is the book I would get - the movie looks so good (from the previews I have seen) and I would love to read it.

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Amber said...

The Boys Book of Survival looks interesting. My oldest son (who is 8) and his friends would probably enjoy this book. They are always outside having adventures and the book tells how to make maps, track animals, etc.
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I think Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin sounds pretty cool!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Ginny said...

Great giveaway! I love Scholastic, the Sisters Grimm Series #2:The Unusual Suspects interests me. My daughter has the first one, adorable series!

FayeFaye said...

the night pirates sounds cool

thanks ! hope i win :)

Luckymatt5 AT gmail DOT com

Mo said...

The Hunger Games...I've been wanting to read that for a while.

Superjaxster said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on the Tales of Beedle the Bard to complete our HP collection. Thanks!

Spooky said...

I LOVE the Rainbow Fairy books ;0) And I really want to read Inkheart before I see the movie..

Kristin said...

I would like to read A Curse Dark as Gold.

Inkheart sounds really good too!

Diane said...

The Keys to the Kingdom Book #1: Mister Monday looks like it might be the start to a good series.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I would love to read
Te Quiero: Cuatro cuentos para compartir. It looks like a sweet little book perfect fr reading at bedtime.

traymona said...

666: The Number of The Beast looks good. I love hoprror stories.
traymona[at]aol.com

The Bells said...

A Parent's Guide To Reading With Your Young Child.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

lisakay720[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

We really like Dragon Rider and Eragon. Had fun reading parts of these with my son (now in 5th grade).
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Now following you on Twitter and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/maggiesuedesign/status/1150606976
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Tiff said...

Heartland Special Edition: A Summer to Remember by Lauren Brooke

My daughter loves horses.

InkHear was one of the books on her list to buy. Great giveaway

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Now following your blog :)
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
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Alitheia said...

Moon and Sun, Book 1: The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle looks interesting =)

judybrittle said...

My grandson is really into dinosaurs so I would have to say the Dinosaur Cove #1: Tyrannosaurus Rex Attack!
Thank you!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! would probably interest my daughter!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I follow and tweeted: http://twitter.com/wastebasket/statuses/1150685736

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Gretel said...

I loved Harold and the Purple Crayon! My son would love it too!

Mia J. said...

Since my daughter is in kindergarten the book Getting Ready for 1st Grade sounds like it would be great.

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

I love the Froggy books.
kimisslim at hotmail dot com
(I love Inkheart too!!)

imadramamama said...

We're big fans of The Magic Treehouse here so any of those box sets would be much loved!

Lindsey said...

I love the Little Scholastic: Good Night, Sleep Tight board book (my daughter is 9 months). :-) I can't believe I haven't read this yet - thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted this giveaway!

kindred_spirit

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Angie said...

My son would love The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times...he is obsessed with presidents right now! My daughter has been wanting to read Inkheart..so this would be great to win it for her..thanks!

sandalsndaisies(at)yahoo(dot)com

amccray said...

My son has seen the preview for the new Inkheart movie. I would love to win the book for him so he could read it. The Scholastic book I would be interested in for my seven year old is Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies Collector's Edition

jskell911 said...

I think I would enjoy The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials seeing as I loved the series

Neen said...

My daughter would love Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt. She goes to Theodore Roosevelt elmentary and is always asking me questions about him. Plus I always love learning about historical figures.

jsc123 said...

The Star Wars Boxed Set Episodes I-VI would be our choice. And I have definitely bookmarked as a future surprise for my son who is an avid fan.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway !

Erika Lynn said...

and i blogged about it here
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/simple-pleasures.html

L. K. said...

"The Midnight Library #5: Liar" looks good.

Thanks for the giveaway!

lmillitch (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Another book that interests me is Airhead by Meg Cabot. Thanks.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lady Christie said...

I like the Artemis Fowl #2: The Arctic Incident

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Jill said...

What I saw and How I lied looks really good!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Jingle said...

I am a HUGE fan of Scholastic! My favorites are the Harry Potter books, but I really love them all!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

yomomma said...

Mother Nature Go Nuts sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway

Corina said...

Lush by Natasha Friend looks like a book that my 12 yr old would enjoy. :)
We both would like to read inkheart!

Deedles said...

The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times would be my choice.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

The Invention of Hugo Cabret looks really good! I had forgotten about Scholastic books - they are wonderful.

I just saw Inkheart in the theater yesterday - it was wonderful!

Please include me in your giveaway!

:) Wendi
wbarker (at) hotmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I love the look of the Noodles the Puppy books. I have a beginner reader and she would love these!

coriwestphal said...

And I twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1152631080

coriwestpal

tatertot374 said...

This would be fabulous to win. The encyclopedia book of presidents would be great. thank you!
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Aubrey said...

Even though I've already read them, I don't have all the Harry Potter books - I'd really like them all in hardback. I do, though, also really want to read Inkheart - I've heard such great things about it!

Miss Heidi said...

The Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Easter Ever! activity book looks cute. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Would like nice hardcovers of Harry Potter also.

dlc917@ejourney.com

Valeen said...

We'd love to read Eragon together as a family! Thanks for the fun contest!

flmom said...

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke interests us! We're currently reading Inkheart and loving it (would love to have a copy to add to our home library).

Teri said...

DH's 6th graders would LOVe this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nana*2*4 said...

I would like to have my grand daughter Kristin read The Girl With the Broken Wing, in the 9 and over section.

Amy said...

The Magic School Bus: Gets Planted is my favorite book for a child because I always enjoyed that series when I was little and they are fun and educational at the same time. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Kiy said...

I would love to have a couple of I Spy books in our house. What fun they are! I would love to read Inkheart, it's been on my reading list for awhile now and now I see they have made a movie! Wow, am I behind. :)

Dani' said...

I want to see what the 39 Clues book is about. solta(at)hotmaildotcom

molly said...

"Lullaby and Goodnight" would be a good book for my son and granddaughters. Thanks!

mollyanne612@gmail.com

itsahumanzoo said...

Encyclopedia of Presidents is really cool. My husband loves teaching our son about presidents and history. Thanks for the great giveaway!
-Angela
itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com
P.S. I've got a giveaway on my blog as well, feel free to check it out!

Jinxy and Me said...

I remember Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry from when I was a kid and it is a fantastic book.

Erica G said...

I would love to have Read to Your Bunny Very First Library Set for my girl! Thanks for the giveaway!

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Chi said...

I've heard good things about this book :)

I also think Pirates Most Wanted looks good :)

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sherri419 said...

My nephew has been asking for this book! He is such an avid reader that his teachers keep having a hard time keeping up with him. I think he would also really like Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony. Thanks!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I would love to have my son reading The 39 Clues. Sounds like a fun book!

Amy
momymilr@yahoo.com

"Vote for Ben" said...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid looks really cute. Slightly reminds me of myself!

LoriM said...

My daughter loves the goosebumps. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

scrappylori at gmail dot com

gahome2mom said...

The Rachel Ray Yum-o! The Family Cookbook would be a good selection. Thanks.


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Nancy said...

I'm excited to see this movie, and would love to read the book because books are always better. Since I am a child Book Orders, I love Scholastic! Another item I'm interested in is the world of Lois Lowry. I've read the Giver but not the other two and would love to. Thanks.
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Alicia said...

My cousin would love this book! I am kind of interested in Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix....and I just love looking at all the books for children

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged about this one as well:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-it-wednesday-overflow.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

lifemoreabundant said...

I'm the mother of a pre-schooler, so while *I* would love to read Inkheart, I think don't let the pigeon drive the bus looks like a great book for my daughter's bookshelf. :-)

jennifer57 said...

Our favorite scholastic books are the magic schoolbus series :)
We would love to have inkheart to add to our collection :)

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

A Princess, A Pirate, and One Wild Brother by none other than Cornelia Funke :)

Mary_Freebies said...

I am also interested in reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com == http://www.internationalfreebies.net

Richelle said...

The Little Scholastic: My First Jumbo Book of Dinosaurs looks like fun!

Ashley said...

I SPY Little Animals- loved those growing up & my family love them too
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

lisalmg said...

The Cry of the Icemark looks like a very interesting book. Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Inkheart sounds scary. I love thrillers and goosebumbs when reading.

Booklogged said...

I think I'd like to read Millie and Macy's Parade to my granddaughter. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win your wonderful drawing for Inkheart.

Bargain Briana said...

The Girl's Book of Glamour looks like something else I would like to read!

Kristen M. said...

Any (and all) I-Spy books interest my kids. I've actually been wanting to read Inkheart for myself.

Anonymous said...

Purplelicious. Thank you for the giveaway
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Rhonda said...

My daughter would love All About Manatees! Thank you for offering this great giveaway! rhonda (at) acedesignstudio (dot) com

photoquest said...

Airhead by Meg Cabot. I would love to win Inkheart for my daughter!
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bison61 said...

Gregor and the Code of Claw sounds good

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Courtney said...

i would get the dinosaur cove book for my son. He is just starting to read and this would be right up his alley.


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Ally said...

Knut the baby polar bear--for my grandson!
Ally

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caseykelp said...

Tag reading system and Rainbow Magic Books 1-7 sound good for my niece and nephew. Thank you for the giveaway.

Stephanie Bruce said...

I loved this book, I enjoyed Inkspell but not as much as this one and I do look forward to reading the third in the series. Cornelia Funke is a great author. recommend all her books

danie88 said...

another book I'm interested in is Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone

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VampAmber said...

They have the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, so of course I want the second one (The Sea of Monsters). I've read the first, and absolutely adored it. ^_^

VampAmber (total bibliophile)
vampamber@yahoo.com

chan said...

The Land of Elyon Book 1: The Dark Hills Divide by. Patrick Carman looks interesting!

alwayssomething2read(at)gmail.com

darbyscloset said...

Inkheart sounds like such a good read or should I say ghoul read?!
I've heard about the "Surival Book for Boys" before and looking at it, I bet it is good!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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