Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke

Ghost Knight

byCornelia Funke

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2012

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From international phenomenon Cornelia Funke, the bestselling author of Reckless and Inkheart.

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. Then again, he never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts, either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure...

Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder while being haunted by terrifying spirits, their bloodless faces set on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question: Can Longspee truly be trusted?

Author Cornelia Funke was born in Dorsten, Germany in 1958. After graduating from university, she worked as a social worker for three years. After completing a course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, she worked as a children's book illustrator and designed board games. Her desire to draw magical worlds and h...
Title:Ghost KnightFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316125679

ISBN - 13:9780316125673


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I am such a fan of Cornelia. I had so many great memories with her writing. I remember The Dragon Rider...oh that was brilliant. Well, now let's talk about Ghost Knight. I think I would have completely love this book if I am a little younger. The book was great. I love the setting of the book, the characters, the fantasy of the book. The main character Jon is rebellious. Normally I find rebellious kid annoying (because most of the time they are just soooo stupid!). He is one kid that one understand (kind of reminds me of Jamie from Department 19). But unlike Jamie, he is not "strong". He is not the one that is owning everything he do. He is not the "hero" that helps everyone. Instead, he is the one that needs rescue most of the time. I just adore that! I hate how most books depict the main characters as trouble but perfect at everything. Jon actually had to transform through the whole book to become someone stronger. Ella is a strong female character. She is ghost expert! COOL right? The ghost knight is an epic character! He is perfect! The interactions between the characters are so beautifully written. The adventure is amazing. The illustrations in the book is magical! The story is beautifully written, and the metaphors are just cute. A great read for younger readers.
Date published: 2012-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Teen Review from Esther's Ever After When I was younger I really liked to read fantasy books set in a medieval era. This book was an interesting blend of fantasy and contemporary that was actually pretty well done. Reasons to Read: 1.Jon: Jon is one of those boys that is very misunderstood. He gets into trouble a lot for various reasons, and adults seem to instantaneously hate him. I liked that he was the narrator of the novel because then we got to see into what he was thinking, and why he did the things he does. I liked that he was especially interested in being rebellious for the sake of being rebellious, but it was mostly just big misunderstandings. I also liked how he wasn't perfect. He says and does some things that are not the best. He's also the one being rescued most of the time, although that changes a bit near the end of the book. 2.Sir William Longspee: Longspee is a ghost that is a knight. That should be enough to explain it right there, but I'll go into a bit more detail. Basically Longspee is this awesome knight that's just epic in every way imaginable. At first, he's painted as this perfect figure that never makes mistakes and always has good morals. You do get to learn a bit more about his past, which made him the most complex character in the entire book. He's also very handy with a sword, and constantly wins his battles throughout the book. I do wish that a bit more character development could've been established in this book, but the main focus is an older, more mature Jon telling this story. I am glad though that Longspee's character was very well established. This book could definitely appeal to a lot of people, including an older audience, since some of the scenes in this book were a bit frightening and there was some language in it. Overall though, I would reccomend this if you like fantasy and contemporary books, then this is the book for you. ARC received from HBG Canada.
Date published: 2012-05-17