Dec 1, 2011

Friday's Highlight: Cornelia Funke & Holiday GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to this stop on the
Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop!
You can win these holiday goodies:
*When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke (Hardcover)
*Milk chocolate covered Marzipan (Marzipan is in the book)
*4 pachets of flavored cocoa (Cocoa is in the book too)
*Mini Gingerbread House Kit
*Christmas Carol MadLibs
(MadLibs are hilarious. Do some with your family while you're all eating Christmas desert or digesting from your big meal or really just anytime there is a group. Or even if it's just two of you. I can't stress this enough. Make MadLibs your new Christmas tradition. You will LOVE it and your stomach muscles will totally get a workout.)

      Cornelia Funke (Foon-kuh) was born in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. She is the single mother of two (her husband, Rolf, of 25 yrs passed away in 2006. He was her one and only), as well the author of well over 20 books for youth including, but not limited to (because some of her books aren't available in English yet) The Thief Lord, The Inkworld trilogy, Igrain the Brave, Dragon Rider, Reckless, Saving Mississippi, The Princess Knight, The Ghosthunters series, Pirate Girl, Princess Pigsty, and The Wildest Brother.
     Cornelia has always loved working with and for children. She studied pedagogy in school and after graduation, was a social worker who helped children from troubled backgrounds. Cornelia was also an illustrator at one point, and then discovered that her real talent was writing. She began creating stories inspired by what the children she worked with liked. Writing books for youth has been her main focus ever since. 
     In 2009, Inkheart, the first book of the Inkworld trilogy was adapted into the Hollywood movie of the same name staring Helen Miren and Brenden Fraser. And get this, when Cornelia dreamed up and wrote Inkheart, Brenden Fraiser was in her mind the whole time as one of her characters. She even dedicated the book to him. Can you imagine her astonishment at having him cast in the movie?! That is literally (in every sense of the word) a dream come true! Cornelia's book The Theif Lord was also made into a movie in 2006 and is available on DVD (yes, even in America). The Thief Lord was actually the first book of Cornelia's that I read and I really enjoyed it (it was the first of her books to come to the states). There is subtle magic in it, until the very end when the magic just explodes. Good book, good (sweet) movie. And the book in this giveaway, When Santa Fell to Earth, is now a movie too (see below-below)!

Here are some great Cornelia Funke links to check out!
Cornelia Funke Fans website
Scholastic's Cornelia Funke page
The book trailer for one of her newest YA books, Reckless (and the UK trailer is cool too)
The Inkheart movie trailer
The Thief Lord movie trailer

Please watch this great interview with Cornelia Funke. She is so cool and down to earth.
(Maybe she fell here with Nicholas Goodfellow!)

(Amazon link)
"Out of all my books, this is one of my favourites, as I love the characters so much."
--Cornelia Funke about When Santa Fell to Earth

(From Goodreads)
Santa has landed in a whole lot of trouble! Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan-loving but lightning-shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm just two weeks before Christmas.
Luckily he’s (literally!) dropped into a nice neighborhood.
But Santa’s not safe.
The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children’s wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his grinchlike tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutcracker goons if he’s ever to rescue Christmas!
(Ages 8+)
And guess what! When Santa Fell to Earth has been made into a movie! It's showing now in Germany, but I'm sure it will eventually make it's way to America. (Trailer is in German)
*To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post with your email address --like this: ladyofnarnia(at)yahoo(dot)com
*The giveaway will run until 11:59 PM MST on Tuesday, Dec. 6th. (Saint Nicholas Day!)
*Open to US residents only.
*One winner will be selected using random.org.
*I will email the winner and he or she will need to respond within two days or I will randomly pick another commenter.
**No need to be a follower! Just comment, please! (Unless you genuinely would like to keep up with my blog. Thanks!)
Here are the other participating blogs! Good luck!

64 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Following via GFC Mrs. Sherman

    Thanks

    momsbookshelfandmore(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Out of curiosity, I have noticed several people comment with their emaill address in this format vs the regular one withthe symbol. Is there a particular reason?

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  2. Good question. It's my understanding that putting your email address on the internet in it's normal form could lead to more spam in your inbox and possibly hackers.

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  3. What a talented Author and to have her books made into movies is amazing and definitely a dream come true. Thanks for opportunity.
    And it keeps us from being hacked and spammed. Spammers can't copy and use the layout of the email when written like that.
    Carol L.
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  4. Cornelia Funke is a Renaissance woman, talented in so many ways!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous Book Lover's Holiday Hop!
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  5. I've watched Inkheart and My daughter read it and loved it. I'd love to read When Santa Fell to Earth.

    Thanks

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  6. Wow awesome giveaway!!
    Nice Blog. I'll be back
    I did become a follower, because I genuinely wanted to, LOL.
    Please enter me!

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  7. Ooooo, yes please! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!



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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays.
    KimS.
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  9. What a great bunch of goodies! Thanks!!

    Meg S
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  10. I love Cornelia Funke! She is one of my favorites! Thanks so much for an amazing giveaway :)

    Amanda
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  11. I would love to read this.
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  12. What a great giveaway- thanks!!!

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  13. Great giveaway! I know some kids who will have a blast with the book and the game.

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  14. Awesome giveaway! Thanks!
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  15. Thanks for a chance to win!
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  16. What a delicious giveaway opportunity! Thank you for the chance!

    Gena Robertson
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  17. What a wonderful giveaway!! gfc miranda grissom
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  18. Thank you for the giveaway; this is a neat package! I also did not know of this Funke book either.

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  19. tHANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY

    gfc Michele Luker

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  20. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. My grandkids would love this book.

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  21. Thanks for an awesome giveaway. I love Cornelia Funke so I would love to read this to my grandchildren.

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  22. I love Cornelia Funke's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Awesome! I love Cornelia Funke!

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  26. I adore the Inkheart Series (though I wasn't thrilled with the movie version). I think that the final book of the Inheart Series contains the only "wrap it all up" style epilogue that I truly enjoyed! Thanks for the chance to win your darling prize pack.

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  27. What a great giveaway! Thank you :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lovely!

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  29. This looks like a cute book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win these great goodies!

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  31. I love Cornelia Funke! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. This is an incredible giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. I love Mad Libs. We used to do them all the time. I didn't know they were still around.
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  35. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    June M.
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  36. Thanks so much for the chance! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  37. Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! What an adorable book! I loved the movie "Inkheart". It's one of those movies I can watch over and over again! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

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  38. What a wonderful story - I love Cornelia Funke!!!
    Jen

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  39. Awesome giveaway!

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  40. What a fun giveaway! So creative too! Thank you for the chance.

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  41. Such a fun and cute holiday giveaway. I hadn't heard those books before now either! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  43. My daughter and I loved The Thief Lord. Congrats on When Santa Fell to Earth! Sounds like a great book!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  44. What a great book for the holidays! Both my daughters would love it! Thanks for the chance!

    Mary
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  45. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  46. We love her books at our house..I didn't realize she had more not published here in the US.. we need to get on that!
    thx for the chance!
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  47. I love her books! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  48. This looks like such a fun book & I've got a bunch of godchildren I would love to read it to.

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  49. I loved the Thief Lord!

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  50. Thanks for so many awesome goodies I'm your giveaway!

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  51. Great giveaway!

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  52. soudns liek a funnnn book and i will be taken ur advice and getting some madlibs for christmas for sure ty for the chance to win

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love this for my kids. I haven't done madlibs for years. Great idea! brendem7(AT)comcast(DOT)net

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  55. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  56. Awesome Prize! Thanks so much for the chance and Merry Christmas!

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    Angie MacIntyre

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  57. Thanks for the lovely givaway!
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  58. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!
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  59. This would be fantastic for my daughter. Thanks!
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  60. Thx for the Giveaway!! What a fun prize!
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  61. Thanks for the chance, it is a great prize package!

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  62. OMG! this is so awesome hopefully this movie will have a translated version here in the US :D

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  63. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  64. Thanks for the great giveaway

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