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I'd heard of Cornelia Funke and her Inkspell novels, but had yet to read anything she'd written until now.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity of seeing Cornelia Funke speak at the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California on Saturday, June 3rd. Ms. Funke gave an enlightening talk about her writing and answered sevearl questions from the audience, which was fabulous!
Cornelia Funke had read the first chapter of Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale while at the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival. I love mermaids and found the first chapter of Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale to be charming, so I decided to purchase a copy of this children's novel and have Cornelia Funke sign my copy of her novel.
First off, I love the color illustrations contained within Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale. The illustrations are fun, charming and drawn by the author, of course!!
Secondly, I enjoyed the characters of Lilly and Fin as well as that of the Kraken! The story and plot were also a lot of fun as well. Kudos to Cornelia Funke for creating such a wonderful children's book. I love mermaids, so was happy to read a book featuring mermaids.
And finally, the end of Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale by Cornelia Funke contains a link to find patterns to make four of the characters from Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale! I so want to knit the kraken at some point! There also hidden pictures in the illustrations to find within the book and also a Lilly and Fin game to play at the end of the book. These were cool extras!!
The following is a plot summary for Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale by Cornelia Funke from Amazon:
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, and kid mermaids!
These mermaid friends are fishing for trouble!
Lilly and Fin are merpups—mermaid kids—who love to play and explore the caves outside the mermaid city. They aren’t really supposed to leave the city, but that’s what makes it so much fun! Surely all those stories about Two-Legs (you know, humans) and sea monsters are just made up to scare young merpups.
Little do they know, a real live human couple is on the hunt for a mermaid to add to their collection of rare sea creatures. If Two-Legs exist, what about sea monsters?
With fun full-color illustrations by the author herself, this adventure is sure to capture all two-legged chapter-book readers!I am giving Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale by Cornelia Funke a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!