From the book jacket
: Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a bookbinder.
But her father has a deep secret -- he possesses an extraordinary magical
power. One cruel night, as Meggie's father reads a book called Inkheart
aloud, an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and
lands in their living room. Suddenly, the two are plunged into the kind of
adventure Meggie has only encountered in fiction, and they must somehow
learn to harness the magic they were reading about to change the course of
the story -- before it ruins their lives forever.
'Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing
fantasy....This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans,
but all readers who like an...
Beyond the Book
Cornelia Funke was
born 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia. Although she is one of Germany''s
best-selling children's book authors, she was relatively unknown in
the United States until The Chicken House, whose books are published
by Scholastic in the United States, published The Thief Lord
in September 2002. The Chicken House's publisher and managing
director, Barry Cunningham, received a letter from a bilingual
(English and German) young girl living in England, who wanted to
know why her favorite author wasn't published in English. Barry set
about the task of tracking down the latest title from Cornelia
Funke, Herr Der...