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The golden yarn / Cornelia Funke ; with illustrations by the author ; translated by Oliver Latsch.

By: Funke, Cornelia, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Latsch, Oliver [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Funke, Cornelia, Mirrorworld novel: 3.; Funke, Cornelia, Reckless: 3.Publisher: London, England : Pushkin Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2015Description: 474 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782691419 (paperback).Other title: Reckless. III, The golden yarn.Subject(s): Brothers -- Fiction | Imaginary places -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: 833/.92 Summary: Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead? This new force isn't limiting its influence to just Jacob's efforts -- it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all to well.
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The third book in the Reckless series, The Golden Yarn is a thrilling tale of courage and fear, jealousy and forbidden desire; in which love has the power both to save a life - and to destroy it.

English translation first published: 2015.

Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead? This new force isn't limiting its influence to just Jacob's efforts -- it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all to well.

12 - 15 years old.

Translated from the German.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-The fantastical adventures of brothers Jacob and Will continue in this exciting installment in Funke's fairy tale-inspired series. Will's girlfriend Clara pricks her finger on a magical brooch, and when Will is unable to awaken her with a kiss, he goes through the mirror to enlist Jacob's help-but can't find him. Instead, Jacob's treasure-hunting rival, Nerron, kidnaps Will to get revenge on Jacob. Meanwhile, Jacob and the shape-shifting vixen Fox set off into the eastern part of the lands to rescue Will. The Dark Fairy is also fleeing from a false murder accusation. Mirrorlings, eerie humanlike figures made of glass and silver, hinder the brothers' search by attacking them and trying to smother them in silver. Jacob and Will come to understand that "and they lived happily ever after" is truly hard earned. All the characters grapple with heartbreak and betrayal and find that the Golden Yarn, the inseparable bond between lovers, does determine their destinies. Those who haven't read the previous books in the series may be confused by allusions to prior events, but those who have will be intrigued by this story set in a richly imagined world full of familiar fairy tale elements in a unique and compelling way. VERDICT An absorbing read for fans of the previous works in this series.-Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.