Muerte de tinta (Inkdeath: Inkheart Trilogy #3)

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Cabeza de Vibora, su inmortalidad ligada a un libro encuadernado por el padre de Meggie, Mo, ha ordenado a sus secuaces que saqueen todos los pueblos de su reino. La unica defensa de los campesinos es una banda liderada por Arrendajo, un personaje ficticio cuya identidad Mo ha adoptado. Pero el Libro de la Inmortalidad ha comenzado a deshacerse y Cabeza de Vibora siente temor nuevamente de las Mujeres Blancas. Para traer a Arrendajo a su lado para que repare el libro, Cabeza de Vibora secuestra a todos los ninos ...
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Cabeza de Vibora, su inmortalidad ligada a un libro encuadernado por el padre de Meggie, Mo, ha ordenado a sus secuaces que saqueen todos los pueblos de su reino. La unica defensa de los campesinos es una banda liderada por Arrendajo, un personaje ficticio cuya identidad Mo ha adoptado. Pero el Libro de la Inmortalidad ha comenzado a deshacerse y Cabeza de Vibora siente temor nuevamente de las Mujeres Blancas. Para traer a Arrendajo a su lado para que repare el libro, Cabeza de Vibora secuestra a todos los ninos del reino hasta que Mo se entregue. Se salvara alguien en esta historia?

The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545093620
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Inkheart Trilogy Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 643,301
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.

Biography

One of the most successful children's authors of our day, multi-award-winner Cornelia Funke started out as a social worker focused on the needs of disadvantaged youngsters. She enrolled in a post-graduate course at the Hamburg State College of Design, and left social work in the mid-1980s to begin a career as a children's book illustrator. However, the books she was commissioned to work on were prosaic and unimaginative, and she soon decided to try her hand at writing stories of her own.

An ardent fan of such childhood classics as Tolkien's Ring Trilogy and the tales of C. S. Lewis and J. M. Barrie, Funke was naturally drawn to the world of fantasy. She explained her attraction in a 2006 interview with the genre blog Writer Unboxed: " [T]he wonderful thing about fantasy is that it is the oldest way of story telling -- to clad what we feel and fear into disguises and make them more clear, to pass the borders of our every day life and use our imagination for travels into unknown worlds and unlimited experiences."

Although Funke was an immediate success in her native Germany, she was largely unknown outside Europe -- that is, until a young bilingual fan wrote to a British publishing firm inquiring why her favorite author's books were not available in English. The publisher hunted down what was, at the time, Funke's most recent book (The Thief Lord) and, in 2002, published it in translation. Already the recipient of several literary honors in Europe, the engaging YA fantasy went on to win the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year Award.

One by one, as they are translated into English and published in America, Funke's wonderful stories have become huge bestsellers. Her ingenuity, imagination, and artistry shine in stand-alone novels like Dragon Rider and the Inkworld Trilogy -- Inkheart (2003), Inkspell (2005), and Inkdeath (2008). She has also produced picture books for younger readers, including The Wildest Brother, Pirate Girl, and Princess Knight. Fans who worry that this natural-born storyteller will run out of ideas can take solace in an author interview conducted in 2008 by Britain's Daily Telegraph. Asked if she had many more books in mind, Funke replied, "Oh yes, I am quite sure I won't be able to write them all down in a lifetime."

Good To Know

  • In German, Funke means "spark."

  • In 2005, Time magazine named Cornelia Funke among its "100 Most Influential Men and Women."

  • Funke claims to have written her popular Ghosthunters series "for boys who don't like to read."

  • When asked if she writes in German or English, Funke replied in a 2008 interview in The Washington Post: "I write in German. I've practiced this language for 47 years. I will never be a master in any other language. Anthea Bell, an old lady with cats, does the translation. She's amazing, and her translations are very, very true to my language."

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      1. Hometown:
        Los Angeles, CA
      1. Date of Birth:
        December 10, 1958
      2. Place of Birth:
        Dorsten, Germany
      1. Education:
        University of Hamburg

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