Posts In: Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord

Every child dreams to grow up quickly, because the world of adults seems to them a world in which you can be independent and do whatever you want. But we, those who have already grown up, realize that adult life is not so easy and great. And in the end, adults want to become children again, in order to play with toys and to sleep a lot. In what case people want to be who they are? In my opinion, almost never. All of us in dreams want to become someone else. Do you know what’s interesting? For some reason this book is positioned as the story of the boy Scipio, The Thief Lord. But in fact it’s also the story of Prosper and Bo, Mosca, Riccio, Victor, Ida… This is a story about how difficult it is to be children and how difficult it is to be adults. Probably, it’s always difficult to be a human, regardless of age, gender and nationality. That’s why we want to become someone else, in the hope that everything can change and life will become easier. But it is empty hopes. Life will always be difficult, but there is always a place for happiness. Prosper and Bo are...

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Ghost Knight

If someone wants to write a fascinating book for teenagers, he should write it exactly in that way as Cornelia Funke does.

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Dragon Rider

Only in fairy tales for young children all dragons are ferocious and terrible, and eat princesses for breakfast. But the truth is, the dragons are noble, brave and eat only moonlight. Ten-year-old Ben saw this personally, because his friend was a silver dragon named Firedrake. Dragon Rider is a magical story about how the dragon Firedrake, boy Ben and the Brownie Sorrel go in search of the homeland of all the dragons. On their way, they not only managed to make new friends, but also had to fight with a dangerous enemy. The reader can learn a lot of new and interesting things: that dragons, as it turns out, eat exclusively moonlight, and it also serves as fuel for flights, that brownies care for dragons better than all fairy-tale creatures; that homunculus are living creatures, not created by nature, but by humans, and much more. In general, it is a good sign, when the plot of the children’s book is interesting not only for the target audience, but also for adults. The book is easy to read and the narrative contains humor. However, after reading, the most pleasant impressions remained. Still, I really love fairy tales (especially fairy tales about dragons), and Dragon Rider is written easily and with humor. In addition, it features interesting...

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Inkheart

May 2, 2017 Fantasy novel

Inkheart is the first part of the trilogy by the famous German writer Cornelia Funke. The main characters are brave twelve-year-old girl Maggie and her father, who has a wonderful gift: when he reads the book out loud, its characters come to life. However, in return for this, one of the listeners finds himself in a world invented by the writer, and as you know, there are not only good characters in books… The book is for children, but adults will read it with great interest. I guess, everyone as a child had a dream that one of his or her favorite character could exist for real. I guess, a lot of people had a desire to find themself in an interesting story to experience exciting adventures together with the characters. But how could it be? What if it will be true? In this book it happened, but not the way, as it was pictured in the imagination. It turned out scary. But, most importantly, the solution was found, although it was difficult. Events develop dynamically. The characters are not only positive or negative, and this is unusual for children’s books. In general, the book is gorgeous, I thought, when I just started to read: the house, where the central place is for books. And in general,...

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