From the author of the sensational New York Times bestseller The Thief
Lord comes a thrilling new adventure about magic and self-discovery.
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.
With over 80 reader reviews for Inkheart at BookBrowse, with an average rating of 5 stars, it's clear that this engrossing literary fantasy is a hit with its target audience! (Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team).
Amazon.com - Jennifer Hubert
Meggie’s father, Mo, has an wonderful and sometimes
terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to
life--literally. Mo discovered his power when Maggie was just a baby. He read so
lyrically from the the book Inkheart, that several of the book’s wicked
characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo
discovered something even worse--when he read Capricorn and his henchmen out
of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother in.....Cornelia Funke’s imaginative ode to books and book lovers is sure to be
enjoyed by fans of her breakout debut, The Thief Lord.
Booklist - Carolyn Phelan
Gr. 6-12. Despite the presence of several
well-developed, sympathetic characters, the plot is often driven by the
decidedly menacing, less-convincing villains...Like many other fantasies, this will appeal
to a broad age range, though the writing is far less child-centered than it is,
for example, in the Harry Potter series.
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Funke has created a fast paced mysterious adventure tale for book lovers.
Well-developed characters (some humorous, others sympathetic, and some downright
nasty in their deeds) and a strong sense of place will keep readers turning the
pages. She begins each chapter with quotes from well-known children's books and
successfully links them with the events of the chapters. 2003. Ages 10 to 14.
It is hard to avoid preciosity in books about books, but here Funke pulls off
the feat with vigor....Master translator Bell takes the German text and spins
out of it vivid images and heart-stopping language that impel the reader through
this adventure about narratives-a true feast for anyone who has ever been lost
in a book. (Fiction. 10+)
School Library Journal - Sharon Rawlins
Grade 4-8. 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 exciting plot with larger-than-life characters.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
by Rebekah Miller AWESOME In the two days it took me to read the book I couldn't put it down not even for supper. I wish it had lasted me longer. It caught my attention on the first page and that is what books should do. I always read the first page before I ever get a... Read More
Rated of 5
by a 10 year old female Inkheart is amazing I really enjoy the book and although I have not completed reading it yet, Inkheart has already reached my top 1 books. I can't wait to read Inkspell and Inkdeath. 2 of my friends and I often read the same book,s or the same series of books, or... Read More
Rated of 5
by Michaela firstname.lastname@example.org An excellent read for all ages. Cornelia's descriptions are breath taking in more than one way. I found this book very hard to put down.
Rated of 5
by amazing excellent Anyone would like this book. it will grab your interest. It was awesome, and I was engrossed in it. I highly recommend it
Rated of 5
by Katie Wilson Inkheart An excellent book.
Rated of 5
by Jessy Gluck amazing book The best book ever!
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 Diebe. When he published its English
translation, The Thief Lord, it immediately entered the New
York Times bestseller list where it climbed to the #2 position in
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