Don’t Miss the Author of Inkheart on April 10

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Yes, Cornelia Funke  will be at the Carnegie Lecture Hall on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM  as the final writer in Black, White and  Read. The author of Inkheart, Dragon Rider and now, Reckless will read and talk to you and answer your questions.

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For tickets, call  Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412-622-8866  or buy online.

Funke has long been known as Germany’s most popular children’s book writer. Chicken House, now a division of Scholastic, published  The Thief Lord in  the United States in 2003 after a young fan discovered she could not read Funke’s books in English.  It sold out in 10 days in England and reached number two on The New York Times children’s bestseller list.

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Since then, the first of Funke’s  wildly popular Inkheart trilogy became a major motion picture.  In Inkheart, the father of twelve-year-old Meggie can read book characters into life and real people into books, including her mother. He’s on the run from one particularly nasty character after being warned by a not-totally–trustworthy fellow conspirator, Dustfinger. 

She has also penned  Ghost Hunters – a series for younger readers – Igraine the Brave and much more. Her  latest book, Reckless, makes its way into the dark world of fairy tales while Jacob Reckless (the name is fitting) tries to save his younger brother from turning into a heartless stone creature.

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Be sure to check out Funke’s fan site where she graciously hosts you in her many  worlds, both real and fantastical.

About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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