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Bell, Anthea

Works: 1,173 works in 3,869 publications in 4 languages and 123,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Fairy tales  Young adult works  History  Time-travel fiction  Picture books  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Adapter, Editor, Contributor, 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 )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 5,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now thirteen, Meggie "reads" herself into Inkworld, where she, her family, and the characters in the book face chaos and danger as the original creator of the world frantically tries to redirect the story
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke( Book )

45 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,335 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 )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and held by 3,267 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 2,211 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 )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,053 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,967 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 1,709 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
Sapphire blue by Kerstin Gier( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,633 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
Bambert's book of missing stories by Reinhardt Jung( Book )

12 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
The castle by Franz Kafka( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,568 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
Emerald green by Kerstin Gier( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,507 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
Three bags full : a sheep detective story by Leonie Swann( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,473 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
The blindness of the heart by Julia Franck( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amid the chaos of civilians fleeing West in a provincial German railway station in 1945 Helene has brought her seven-year-old son. Having survived with him through the horrors and deprivations of the war years, she abandons him on the station platform and never returns." "Many years earlier, Helene and her sister Martha's childhood in rural Germany is abruptly ended by the outbreak of the First World War. Her father, sent to the eastern front, comes home only to die. Their Jewish mother withdraws from the hostility of her surroundings into a state of mental confusion. Helene calls the condition blindness of the heart, and fears the growing coldness of her mother, who hardly seems to notice her daughters any more. In the early 1920s, after their father's death, she and Martha move to Berlin. Helene falls in love with Carl, but when he dies just before their engagement, life becomes meaningless for her and she takes refuge in her work as a nurse. At a party she meets Wilhelm, an ambitious civil engineer who wants to build motorways for the Reich and to make Helene his wife. Their marriage, which soon proves disastrous, takes Helene to Stettin, where her son is born. She finds the love and closeness demanded by the little boy more than she can provide, and soon she cannot shake off the idea of simply disappearing." "Finally she comes to a shocking decision. The Blind Side of the Heart tells of two World Wars, of hope, loneliness and love, and of a life lived in terrible times. It is a great family novel, a powerful portrayal of an era, and the story of a fascinating woman."--Jacket
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke( Recording )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,293 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
The Bremen town musicians by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in English and held by 1,155 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
Andersen's Fairy tales by H. C Andersen( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,076 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
Tiger moon by Antonia Michaelis( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,041 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
The griffin's feather by Cornelia Funke( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben and his adopted parents are devoting their lives to protecting rare and fabulous creatures (like dragons) and at the moment they are trying to save the last of the winged horses, Pegasus unicus; there are three eggs, but without their mother they will not survive and the only hope is to obtain a Griffin feather--but Griffins are enemies of the dragons, and may not be willing to help
The nightingale by H. C Andersen( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 947 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 by Goscinny( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 936 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
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InkheartInkdeathIgraine the braveRuby redWinter's endThe princess knightSapphire blueBambert's book of missing stories
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Anthea Bell Brits vertaalster

Anthea Bell English translator

Anthea Bell İngiliz çevirmen ve yazar

Anthea Bell itzultzaile britainiarra

Anthea Bell traductora británica

Anthea Bell traductora británica (1936–2018)

Anthea Bell traductrice britannique

Anthea Bell tradutora británica

Anthea Bell traduttrice britannica

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