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Cornelia Funke RECKLESS Special Signed First Edition

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Special Signed edition, first print hardback published by The Chicken House in 2010. Signed by Cornelia Funke on a special illustrated page. Metallic blue endpapers. Limited to 850 non-numbered copies. Full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
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Special Signed edition, first print hardback of RECKLESS, written and illustrated by Cornelia Funke. A story found and told by Cornelia Funke and Lionel Wigram. Translated by Oliver Latsch and published by The Chicken House, Somerset in 2010. Signed by Cornelia Funke on a special illustrated page not found in the standard edition. Metallic blue endpapers. Limited to 850 non-numbered copies. With full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page.

The book is in near fine condition (Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on the spine) with minor shelf wear to the dust jacket, which is price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Following a post-graduate course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, Cornelia Funke worked as a designer and illustrator of children's books. But disappointment in the way some of the stories were told, combined with her desire to draw fantastic creatures and magical worlds rather than the familiar situations of school and home, inspired her to write her own stories. Funke's own success is now international, demonstrating the universal appeal — and power — of her storytelling.

Thanks to a young German girl living in Britain, Funke was brought to the attention of Barry Cunningham, Publisher and Managing Director of the Chicken House. Cunningham set about the task of tracking down Funke's latest title at that time, Herr der Diebe. He published its English translation, The Thief Lord, and it immediately entered the New York Times bestseller list, where it climbed to the No. 2 position and spent more than twenty-five weeks. It also appeared on the USA Today bestseller list and won the prestigious Mildred L. Batchelder Award for the best translated children's book of the year; the Book Sense Book of the Year Award; and many other accolades.

Funke followed up The Thief Lord with a string of enormously successful novels. Dragon Rider, her popular tale of a dragon's search for home, has been read by more than a half million American children. Inkheart, the first title in her acclaimed trilogy, has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren.

Both Inkheart and its sequel, Inkspell, spent months on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered numerous awards. Inkdeath, the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, was published in 2008. For younger readers, Funke has also written the popular Ghosthunter series, Igraine the Brave, When Santa Fell to Earth, and such beloved picture books as The Princess Knight and Pirate Girl. To date, there are more than five million copies of her books in print in the United States alone.

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

"Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.

But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late."

344 pages. Illustrated with black & white drawings within the text.

ISBN: 1 906427 74 0

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  • Weight:
    0.64kg
  • Product Code:
    2779
  • Condition:
    Used
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