Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, Book 1) (Paperback)

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Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, Book 1) (Paperback)

By Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translated by)


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This is book number 1 in the Inkheart Trilogy series.

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Meggie loves stories, especially the ones her father, Mo, reads to her. But Mo hasn’t read her any stories in a very long time, not since her mother disappeared. When a strange man appears on their doorstep Meggie finally gets the answers she’s been looking for: If Mo reads aloud he’s able to summon things out of books, but this power comes at a great cost. Something must always go in to replace what has come out. The strange man, Dustfinger, is one of those things along with his book’s villain, a cruel and evil man named Capricorn. Now Capricorn is after Meggie and her family’s gift. Meggie must learn how to control the power that stole away her mother, or risk losing the only family she has left. For lovers of stories and their magic, both real and imagined, discover what happens after your favorite books end.

— Steph

From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now being reissued with a brand new cover in anticipation of the long-awaited fourth book in the series.

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever. This is INKHEART--a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.
Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.
Product Details ISBN: 9780439709101
ISBN-10: 0439709105
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 1st, 2005
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Inkheart Trilogy

New York Times bestseller

ALA Notable Children’s Book Award Winner

Winner of the Book Sense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award

Adapted into a major motion picture starring Brendan Fraser and Helen Mirren

“A true feast for anyone who has ever been lost in a book." – Kirkus

"I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading." – The Guardian

“Seems to have been sprinkled with some magical fairy dust of its own.” – The New York Times Book Review