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Bell, Anthea

Works: 817 works in 3,128 publications in 4 languages and 121,492 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  History  Fairy tales  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Adapter, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PT2621.A26, FIC
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Publications about Anthea Bell
Publications by Anthea Bell
Most widely held works by Anthea Bell
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 5,908 libraries worldwide
When Dustfinger finds a crooked storyteller who can read him back to Inkscape, he leaves his apprentice Farid behind. Farid seeks out Meggie and the two follow him back into the enchanted book
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,093 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 )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 3,248 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 2,396 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
Winter's end by Jean-Claude Mourlevat( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier
Ruby red by Kerstin Gier( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. It's something that runs in the family. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era. Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust
Bambert's book of missing stories by Reinhardt Jung( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,608 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
Sapphire blue by Kerstin Gier( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 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
Three bags full : a sheep detective story by Leonie Swann( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,567 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 )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,464 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 blindness of the heart by Julia Franck( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,453 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( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
The Inkworld trilogy ends with a bang! With the Book of Immortality coming apart, the Adderhead finds himself vulnerable. He sentences the kingdom's children to toil in the silver mines until Mo agrees to fix the Book
The Bremen Town Musicians by Jacob Grimm( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,382 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
Nicholas by Goscinny( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,342 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
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined
The ugly duckling by H. C Andersen( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
The classic tale of an ugly duckling rejected by its siblings and other farm animals and how it makes its way through life trying to find a place to belong and be accepted. Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Robert Ingpen
Tiger moon by Antonia Michaelis( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Safia tries to escape her fate as the wife of a cruel merchant by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their efforts to save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king
Fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen by H. C Andersen( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Eleven favorite stories from the Hans Christian Andersen collection in celebration of his 200th birthday
The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Kafka's last novel, The Castle is set in a remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats. The novel breaks new ground in exploring the relation between the individual and power, asking 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 new translation by prize-winning translator Anthea Bell follows the German text established by critical scholarship, and mentions manuscript variants in the notes. The detailed introduction by Ritchie Robertson, a leading Kafka scholar, explores the many meanings of this famously enigmatic novel, providing guidance without reducing the reader's freedom to make sense of this fascinating novel. In addition, the edition includes a Biographical Preface which places Kafka within the context of his time, plus an up-to-date bibliography and chronology of Kafka's life. - Publisher
Tom Thumb by Anna Dzierżek( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Retells the adventures of a tiny boy in a horse's ear, a mouse hole, a snail shell, a cow's throat, and a wolf's belly
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Anthea Bell Brits vertaalster
Anthea Bell English translator
ベル, アンシア
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