WorldCat Identities

Bell, Anthea

Works: 1,143 works in 3,569 publications in 3 languages and 121,669 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Fantasy fiction  History  Time-travel fiction  Young adult works  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Adapter, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Other, tra, Narrator
Classifications: PT2621.A26, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthea Bell
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 5,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dustfinger, the fire-eater who was brought into being from words, finds a shady storyteller to read him back into the medieval world, Farid, Dustfinger's apprentice, searches for Meggie and ends up stuck inside the book with her
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double--tries to keep the Book of Immortality from unraveling, Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, asking for Bluejay's surrender or the children will be doomed to slavery in the silver mines
Igraine the brave by Cornelia Funke( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 2,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery
Ruby red by Kerstin Gier( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust
Winter's end by Jean-Claude Mourlevat( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
The princess knight by Cornelia Funke( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable
Bambert's book of missing stories by Reinhardt Jung( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recluse, having written stories peopled with beloved characters, releases them into the world on hot-air balloons, hoping they will find life and return to him
Three bags full : a sheep detective story by Leonie Swann( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flock of sheep living on a hillside near the Irish village of Glennkill, regularly exposed to literature by their shepherd George, feel well-equipped to investigate murder after they find George dead--pinned to the ground with a spade
Emerald green by Kerstin Gier( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since learning she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, nothing has gone right for Gwen and she holds suspicions about both Count Saint-German and Gideon, but as she uncovers the Circle's secrets she finally learns her own destiny
The castle by Franz Kafka( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'K. kept feeling that he had lost himself, or was further away in a strange land than anyone had ever been before' A remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats - this is the setting for Kafka's story about a man seeking both acceptance in the village and access to the castle. Kafka breaks new ground in evoking a dense village community fraught with tensions, and recounting an often poignant, occasionally farcical love-affair. He also explores the relation between the individual and power, and asks why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination. Published only after Kafka's death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the text established by critical scholarship, and manuscript variants are mentioned in the notes. The introduction provides guidance to the text without reducing the reader's own freedom to make sense of this fascinatingly enigmatic novel
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land is in bloody chaos, its characters far beyond the control of Fenoglio, their author. Even Elinor, left behind in the real world, believes her family to be lost -- lost between the covers of a book. Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo inks a dangerous deal with Death itself. There yet remains a faint hope of changing the cursed story -- if only he can fill its pages fast enough
Sapphire blue by Kerstin Gier( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Gwen, the newest and final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve, searches through history for the other time-travelers, aided by friend Lesley, James the ghost, Xemerius the gargoyle demon, and Gideon, the Diamond, whose fate seems bound with hers
The Bremen Town Musicians by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on their way to Bremen, four aging animals who are no longer of any use to their masters find a new home after outwitting a gang of robbers
The ugly duckling by H. C Andersen( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born different, the ugly duckling is mocked by his siblings, rejected by other ducks, and even shunned by his own mother. The sad little bird leaves home, starting a journey where he is jeered at and hunted as he struggles to survive on his own-only to discover that the identity he longed for was within him all along
The blindness of the heart by Julia Franck( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-generational family story set in the Germany of the early twentieth century that reveals the devastating effect of war on the human heart
Tiger moon by Antonia Michaelis( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sold to be the eighth wife of a rich and cruel merchant, Safia, also called Raka, tries to escape her fate by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their travels across India to retrieve a famous jewel that will save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king
Nicholas by Goscinny( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories focuses on the whimsical adventures and misadventures of little Nicolas and his friends at school and at play. Available to English-speaking children for the first time, this worldwide classic is one of a five book series that brings to life the day-to-day adventures of a young school boy--amusing, endearing, and always in trouble
The nightingale by H. C Andersen( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewerking van het bekende sprookje. Prentvertelling met ingekleurde pentekeningen. Voorlezen vanaf ca. 5 jaar, zelf lezen vanaf ca. 9 jaar
Nicholas and the gang by Goscinny( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and French and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas is invited to a birthday party by the girl next door, plays a very messy game of chess, and learns that walking on your hands is much harder than turning somersaults
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InkheartInkdeathIgraine the braveRuby redWinter's endThe princess knightBambert's book of missing storiesThree bags full : a sheep detective story
Alternative Names
Anthea Bell Brits vertaalster

Anthea Bell English translator

Anthea Bell traductora británica (1936–2018)

Anthea Bell traductrice britannique

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